Articles by Lamia Kamal-Chaoui

About Lamia Kamal-Chaoui

Lamia Kamal-Chaoui is the Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities since 2016. Supported by a team of over 130 staff, Ms. Kamal-Chaoui leads the Organisation’s work in the fields of SME and entrepreneurship policy; regional, urban, rural and local development; subnational statistics; multi-level governance and decentralisation; and tourism.

If Addressing Inequalities is the Target, Are Cities the Bullseye?

Opportunity exists to reverse structural inequalities and create inclusive societies. We are now presented an occasion to take decisive action and choose the kind of cities we want to see in the future. Short-term responses limited to reactionary planning are the symptom of current urban inequalities, and puts cities at risk of leaving many residents and communities left behind. In the long run, this impacts growth.

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