1st conference: “Macroeconomic perspectives for Africa: sustaining growth in a more uncertain global environment” (29 May)
On 29 May 2012, AFD and the IMF are organizing a conference on the topic of the macroeconomic perspectives for Africa. With an economic climate marked by the hesitant recovery in the world, the international environment of Sub-Saharan African economies remains uncertain and could jeopardize the strong growth performances seen across this continent for several years now.
This roundtable will be based on the presentation of the IMF report on the economic perspectives for Sub-Saharan Africa and on AFD’s study on the export structures in the Franc zone. It will provide the opportunity to discuss the challenges that the countries in the region will have to face in the very near future, with a focus on two issues in particular: the management of their natural resources and their integration into world trade.
This conference will be held on 29 May 2012 from 14:30 onwards at AFD’s headquarters, 5 rue Roland Barthes, 75012 PARIS
In the presence of:
- Roger Nord, Deputy Director, African Department, IMF
- François-Xavier Bellocq, Head of the Macroeconomic Analysis and Country Risk Division, AFD
The “Ideas for Development” cycle of conferences
From 29 May to 13 June, AFD will be organizing an “Ideas for Development” cycle of five interdisciplinary conferences on a range of topic areas. These events will provide a framework for discussions on development issues with numerous experts with a professional or personal interest in this field. They are intended as a new forum for debates and meetings between researchers, students, professionals from a wide range of fields, and the general public.