Structural transformation, growth and development in low income countries

  • ODI 203 Blackfriars Road London, SE1 8NL United Kingdom
Construction cranes at sunset. Islamic Republic of Iran: Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank

Construction cranes at sunset. Islamic Republic of Iran: Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank

Structural transformation is a term that increasingly features in policy debates, ranging from African development forums to UN conferences and post-2015 discussions. But what does it mean exactly and how can low income countries (LICs) achieve this type of transformation?

The DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and ODI event brings together a range of international academics to debate this issue and explore how it relates to economic growth, productivity & development.

Speakers:

Professor Margaret McMillan - Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI and DEGRP grant holder

Professor Andries Du Toit -Director, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), South Africa and DEGRP grant holder

Dr Francis Muamba Mulangu -Agricultural Economist, African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), Ghana, and DEGRP grant holder

Chair:

Dr Dirk Willem te Velde - Head of the International Economic Development Group, ODI and Research Leader, Evidence and Policy Group, DEGRP 

For further details and to watch the event video visit the ODI event page