The Quest for Economic Transformation in Africa


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Golden Opportunities in Ethiopia: Simon Davis/Department for International Development

Golden Opportunities in Ethiopia: Simon Davis/Department for International Development

The good news about 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. Consensus is therefore growing 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) partner to bring together leading economists, policy-makers, and business leaders to Nairobi to discuss the latest thinking on economic transformation in Africa. 

The event is sponsored by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

This conference shares 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.

View the presentation from the event.

For further details contact Kobina Aidoo (Mr.) kaidoo@acetforafrica.org  

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