The Quest for Economic Transformation in Africa

When: December 5, 2013 – December 6, 2013
Where: Nairobi, Kenya
Add to Calendar 12/05/2013 09:00 am 12/06/2013 05:00 pm The Quest for Economic Transformation in Africa

Two-day conference bringing together economists, policy makers and business leaders to discuss the latest thinking on economic transformation in Africa, and why it should be the post-2015 development priority.

Africa’s recent rapid economic growth has been well documented, but the growth has not created enough productive jobs to absorb the continent’s looming youth boom and too many African economies continue to depend on primary products. The consensus is that economic transformation, in addition to growth, should be the post-2015 development priority for Africa. But what is economic transformation and how can Africa achieve it?

DEGRP grant holders from The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) partnered to bring together leading economists, policy-makers, and business leaders to Nairobi to discuss the latest thinking on economic transformation in Africa.

This conference shared perspectives from leading experts on African economies from ACET, Addax Bioenergy, AfDB, Central Bank of Kenya, Chinese Ethiopia Chamber, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), DFID, IFPRI, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), the Kenya Vision 2030 Secretariat, Office of the President of Nigeria, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Pan African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium (PanAAC), Princeton University, Tufts University, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), University of Groningen, University of Nairobi, University of Oxford, and the World Bank.

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