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

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Audience at DEGRP/iSSER Financial Debate September 2013 Photo: © University of Ghana

Audience at DEGRP/iSSER Financial Debate September 2013 Photo: © University of Ghana

DEGRP Finance Debate

The DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana are delighted to announce that the Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana will be the key note speaker at a special DEGRP finance debate on Wednesday 11th September 2013 at the University of Ghana ISSER Conference Centre, Legon, Accra.

The debate will explore 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. The event will also discuss the current challenges and lessons facing Ghana’s financial sector.

Key note address:  Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana- Dr Henry Kofi Wampah

Panel:

Chaired by Professor Ernest Aryeetey: Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana

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

Professor Stephany Griffith Jones: Research Associate, ODI and Financial Markets Program Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), University of Columbia, Lead ofDEGRP project on financial regulation and inclusive growth

Dr Usha Thorat: Head of CAFRAL, India and former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of India

Professor Akio Hosono: Senior Research Advisor, JICA and Professor, University Tsukuba

Dr Charles AckahSenior Research Fellow, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)University of Ghana

The debate will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.