Africa: Sharing Economic Growth Broadly: New Challenges for the Continent
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. -11 a.m. ET (13:00 – 15:00 GMT or convert time)
This event will focus on avenues African policymakers can pursue to increase the benefits of economic growth for broad segments of their societies. Challenges to be discussed include the share of manufacturing in GDP, lower rates of employment creation, rapid urbanization of the continent, and difficulties in generating new sources of growth.
The event is co-sponsored by the Growth Dialogue and the World Bank Africa Region and will feature high-level policymakers engaging in a rich exchange of ideas and concrete policy options.