Starting in the mid-1990s, an increasing number of countries in Africa have been experiencing robust and sustained economic growth. Per capita incomes doubled, poverty rates declined, and many social indicators improved. But with the collapse of commodity prices, these gains have been called into question. Is this a rough patch or the end of Africa Rising? How has the rising income been shared and what is the distributional impact of the slowdown? How to reap the full benefits of natural resource wealth? How to address large infrastructure gaps? And looking further ahead: how to ensure that the demographic dividend is a blessing not a curse?
This talk by the Deputy Director of the IMF’s African Department, Roger Nord, will offer an excellent opportunity to discuss one of the priority concerns of the German G20 Presidency: Achieving sustainable economic progress in Africa.
Seating is limited; please confirm your participation by 16 January 2017 at:
Unfortunately, the venue is not wheelchair accessible.