Innovating out of economic crises

June 29, 2021

Online event hosted by ODI, global

This public webinar will explore the role for under-the-radar innovations in building a sustainable recovery from economic crises. What can Africa do to harness the potential of the fourth industrial revolution and how can innovations help the continent build back better? Join leading thinkers and practitioners to find out how.

Impact of pan-African banks on financial development in sub-Saharan Africa

April 15, 2021

Online event hosted by Making Finance Work for Africa, African Development Bank, global

Across sub-Saharan Africa there has been a rapid rise of pan-African banks (PABs). These bank subsidiaries headquartered in African countries have expanded their activities across the continent following the retrenchment of traditional European and US …

Sub-Saharan Africa’s interbank markets: progress, barriers and policy implications

April 1, 2021

Online event hosted by Making Finance Work for Africa, African Development Bank, global

In the last decade, there has been a broad deepening of the banking sector, with a notable expansion of financial access and strengthening of regulation across sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this progress, the banking sector in the region continues to suf …

Africa’s Economic Transformation: exploring the Role of Chinese Investment

November 12, 2020

Online event hosted by the South African Institute of International Affairs, global

This webinar explores the role of Chinese investment in Africa’s economic transformation, and its path to a Covid-19 pandemic recovery.

The future of finance and banking systems in Africa beyond Covid-19

June 9, 2020

Online event hosted by ODI, global

This webinar explores the post-Covid-19 implications for Africa’s financial sector and the trade-offs between financial stability and economic renewal.

Local and Chinese supervisors at a construction site in Kilamba, Angola, 2019. Photo: Davide Scalengue

Financing the future of the Belt and Road in Africa

September 20, 2019

London, United Kingdom

This event focuses on the future of Sino-African development relations, in particular the Belt and Road Initiative in the East African context.

Can farming improve the lives of rural women and girls?

October 15, 2018

London, United Kingdom

Panel event at ODI to discuss findings from DEGRP agriculture research on agriculture, gender and livelihoods.

Fostering innovation in low-income countries

September 7, 2017

London, United Kingdom

One-day workshop exploring innovation research across four DFID-funded growth research programmes: DEGRP, PEDL, GLM-LIC and EIP-LIC.

Economic opportunities for a better future: Leveraging agriculture, innovation and financial inclusion

October 28, 2016 - October 29, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya

Two-day livestreamed conference co-organised by the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) to explore how agriculture, innovation, and financial sector development could be harnessed to help build better economic opportunities for all.

Achieving financial stability and growth in Africa

July 13, 2016

London, United Kingdom

Panel discussion on how best to achieve lasting growth and stability in low-income African countries. Featuring speakers Stephany Griffith-Jones, Victor Murinde and Olu Ajakaiye.

China-Africa: a maturing relationship? Growth, change and resilience

December 3, 2015

Johannesburg, South Africa

One day workshop bringing together researchers from DEGRP’s China-Africa research stream and SAIIA, as well as other participants from academia and the private sector, to discuss key issues influencing Sino-African relations.

Lord Turner on finance and inclusive economic transformation

November 24, 2015

London, United Kingdom

Lunch time event featuring former chairman of the Financial Services Authority Lord Turner, as well as DEGRP researcher and advisory committee member Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Program Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University.

Diffusion of innovation in low income countries

November 2, 2015

London, United Kingdom

One-day conference hosted by the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), University of Oxford and DEGRP to present research findings and share world-class knowledge in the field of innovation in low-income countries.

China’s path to innovation

July 17, 2015

London, United Kingdom

Book launch event for Book launch event for ‘China’s Path to Innovation’ by DEGRP grant holder Xiaolan Fu, published by Cambridge University Press.

Improving productivity in developing countries

July 8, 2015 - July 9, 2015

London, United Kingdom

Two-day conference focused on the improvement of productivity in developing countries and identifying barriers in the adoption of new technologies.

Microfinance and innovation in Africa’s cities

June 25, 2015

London, United Kingdom

Panel event featuring examining the challenges of microfinance and debating preliminary research findings from the DEGRP project Inclusive Growth: Improving Microfinance to Support Growth and Innovation in Micro-Enterprise.

Transforming economies through finance: can we avoid excessive financialisation?

April 12, 2015

Washington DC, USA

Event at the Civil Society Policy Forum of the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings April 2014, discussing the role of the financial sector in transforming low-income economies.

Shaping Economic Transformation in Tanzania

February 23, 2015

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

High-level workshop co-hosted by DEGRP and REPOA to explore the challenges and potential solutions for economic transformation and growth in Tanzania.

Raising productivity in African agriculture

October 14, 2014

London, United Kingdom

Panel discussion exploring the main obstacles to higher agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa, and the most promising ways to help Africa’s farmers produce more.

Growth with depth: exploring African transformation

May 28, 2014

London, United Kingdom

Event launching the 2014 African Transformation Report, which argues that Africa’s economies need more than just growth if they are to transform – they need growth with depth.

Sustaining employment growth: The role of manufacturing and structural change

February 27, 2014

London, United Kingdom

Event at the Civil Society Policy Forum of the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings April 2014, discussing the role of the financial sector in transforming low-income economies.

Challenges of economic transformation and growth in Bangladesh

February 20, 2014

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Policy dialogue co-hosted by Centre for Policy Dialogue and DEGRP in Dhaka to discuss challenges and solutions for economic transformation and growth in Bangladesh.

Misconceptions, realities and unanswered questions: China’s engagement with Africa

January 20, 2014

London, United Kingdom

Debate examining our understanding of the relationship between China and Africa, followed by an introduction to DEGRP’s China-Africa research stream.

The Quest for Economic Transformation in Africa

December 5, 2013 - December 6, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya

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.

Structural transformation, growth and development in low-income countries

October 28, 2013

London, United Kingdom

Evening event bringing together a panel of experts to discuss structural transformation and how it can be achieved in low-income countries.

What does it take to build a stable and efficient financial sector for sustained growth and structural transformation in Africa?

September 11, 2013

Accra, Ghana

Debate exploring the role of financial sector regulation and competition and development banks in helping to ensure both stability and efficiency for inclusive growth and structural transformation in African countries.

Industrial Development and Policy in Africa: UNU-WIDER conference

June 24, 2013

Helsinki, Finland

DEGRP presents at the UNU-Wider annual conference on Industrial development and policy in Africa.

Trading the way out of poverty: roundtable with Chief Alan Kyerematen

April 24, 2013

London, United Kingdom

A roundtable with Chief Alan Kyerematen, former Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana, on how developing countries can best trade themselves out of poverty, and the role of policy in facilitating this.

DEGRP Second Call Launch

February 28, 2013

London, United Kingdom

An open meeting for prospective applicants to learn more about the DEGRP programme.