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State of the Africa Region: Sustaining Economic Growth in Uncertain Times



Featuring

Vice President, World Bank Africa Region
Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group
Prime Minister, Cote d'Ivoire
Governor, Central Bank of Tanzania
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET (15:30 – 17:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online



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Presented by Francisco Ferreira, World Bank Chief Economist for the Africa Region, this event will bring together policy makers, civil society representatives and development partners to examine Africa's recent growth patterns and assess how resilient they are likely to prove, given possible changes in commodity prices and the availability of foreign capital.

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Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
India
There are the words of an almost 100 years old grand father. "Some of the uncertainties in economy/ world economies are manufactured one. They do not come due to natural ups and downs in the economies". Hence, my simple question is, if even USA, Greece, like rich economies could not face this uncertainty properly, how can we expect the Poor African countries can? Thus, what are the extra measures need to be taken care, in their cases?
Tsedeke
Ethiopia
what are the top ten fastest growing economy in Africa?
moges hailemichael feleke
Ethiopia
what is economic crises
bahiru megersa
Ethiopia
pls tell me our counter economical groth with stasitical data/
katungi joash kamanda
Uganda
Recently ugandan government signed anti homosexuality bill and you postponed healthy loan?how did you relate homosexuality and a loan.i think world bank should act neutral to its members and NOT favour the big states like USA
HENOK
Ethiopia
what is a simple metod to know as compaird our economy progress evey year than other developing countery?
frank mlingwa
Tanzania
I want to know the r/ship between your loans and ant gay ?case study Uganda
Ally Mbaga
Tanzania
What position does tanzania be graded in economics
Eyosyas Worku
Ethiopia
How much readiness is there in African countries in terms of innovativeness to become an industrialized economy. Is there a chance we can actually see an African nation becoming capable enough to compete with Asian and European nations in industry and Technology any time soon? And if there is such a chance, which African countries are the most likely to top that sort of a list?
Eyosyas Worku
Ethiopia
How much readiness is there in African countries in terms of innovativeness to become an industrialized economy. Is there a chance we can actually see an African nation becoming capable enough to compete with Asian and European nations in industry and Technology any time soon? And if there is such a chance, which African countries are the most likely to top that sort of a list?
gabriel
Tanzania
why nigeria become the lead in economy in Africa than South Africa?
melkizedeck bashingwa
Tanzania
african nations are the one which produce a large quantity of minerals such as diamond,gold,tanzanite etc those minerals are valuable one, but these african nations they are still poor and faced with the problems like poor socil service and the main problem is employment most of the young ledies and boys undergroduate are not employed so how could develop our economic with those dependent people?
Tarekegn Hailu
Ethiopia
The need for all periodic economic, business and social information regarding state of African regions as well as the world. Than you
mebrahtu alem
Ethiopia
why African country implements a free market system and makes African money to make us strong economic development and shears experiences
Mengistu Zewdu Amde
Ethiopia
I would like to get any updates about the African continent.
Estibel Melaku Guale
Ethiopia
What is the major difference with other banks?
jeff
Uganda
how can i be involved
Teddy mesfin
Ethiopia
Why we seen the existing economic grouth as economic developiment?
yewulsew yeshambel
Ethiopia
can we africans getting out of the prevailing trade imbalance through creating a good trading relation ships each other, resisting the outside influence?
Ashenafi Mola
Ethiopia
what is the economic significant of the grand renasunce dam of ethopia
Abraham
Ethiopia
I want to ask about the economy of Ethiopia for the last sixty years. i need a comparative one between the different regimes which has governed Ethiopia for the last sixty years. Thanks for your informative and quick responses in advance!
bizuneh
Ethiopia
which country in good development states ?
Hailemichael Girma
Ethiopia
since the last 2 decades our country(Ethiopia), so that what is our economic status in Africa and mention the top ten fastest African growing country?
Binyam Birru
Ethiopia
Spending power withdrawn from consumer. Does this measure reduce inflationary pressure?
Sevag Parounakian
Ethiopia
The time for AFRICA is here. i believe we have become the center stage for all world focus and economic needs. Undeniable economic growth and positive changes from countries like Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria are being recorded. Strategic approaches in developmental efforts and global collaborations have finally started to pay off as statistics show. However,focus should be made in building Africa's private sector which i believe is the crucial element/key in taking this great continent to the next level. I think its time for global partners to act and give AFRICA the assistance it needs to implement a sustainable socioeconomic growth that in turn will lead to World benefit.
Ayalew TegeGN
Ethiopia
What do yuo think about Ethiopia?
Aklilu Simegn
Ethiopia
In African context growth or democracy comes first to reach the sustainable development?
Eden
Ethiopia
How do you evaluate the income and life style gap in Ethiopia or any other country in Africa with similar issue and its impact in over all economy and as a going concern? Thanks,
daniel getnet
Ethiopia
pls tell me hoe loan is assessed interns of the project feasibility ,your policy andyour control on actual r/n b/n loan and implementation.
Teshome Tesfaye
Ethiopia
what about Ethiopian?
Negasa
Ethiopia
In your view, what institutions or alternative ways does Africa have to devise to overcome the problem of conditional aid or loan grants from the advanced economies or their affiliated institutions like IMF and World Bank? thank you.
molla yair
Ethiopia
how ethiopian economic progress can be expressed in african context and how do you see the great dam project of ethiopia which will built on blue nile
nuri
Ethiopia
1 why most Africa's countries still under poverty? 2 how least developing countries become a member of WTO?
habtamu
Ethiopia
can you think african continent become a world class economical developed in a short term? what remedian action can african take to join a middle class society ?
samwel maziku
Tanzania
what are the economic plans should be done by African leaders to raise African economy?
ayalew wubante
Ethiopia
together we can go further!
Seyoum Teshome
Ethiopia
The Industrial Development of Africa, particularly countries like Ethiopia is depends on the development and growth Micro and Small Enterprises. The Growth of the MSE is hindered by two structural problems: Lack of Managerial Skills and Lack of Technological base. The Institutions such Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centers-in case of Ethiopia, are also victimized by these structural problems to delivery the support. Hence, the institutional support which is deemed to unlock the structural problems is also hampered by the very problem. My question is,. HOW TO BREAK THIS VICIOUS CIRCLE CAUSED BY LACK OF MANAGERIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES?? THANK YOU?
binyam tadele
Ethiopia
how is Ethiopian real economic status?
yasin nur
Somalia
we know that an Africa is the most wealthy continent on the world, however the level of poverty in Africa is the highest one, therefore how we will balance this two contradictional issues, in order to bring an afric better economy and prosperity?
kassahun mamo
Ethiopia
1. There is a model propounded by the African Development Bank that a 1% drop in GDP growth in the organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries will translate into close to half a percentage point change in Africa’s growth automatically. Could this notion contextual real at this juncture in African countries particularly in Ethiopia when the global economy is in turmoil due to sovereign financial debt crisis in the United States and Europe since 2007? What kind of impact does it have on the Ethiopian economy?
kassahun mamo
Ethiopia
According to the World Bank recent report of Ethiopian economic update2 the public investment rate of Ethiopia is the third highest in the world, while the private investment rate is the sixth lowest. In order to sustain high economic growth, the development of a strong and vibrant private sector is essential. At what mechanism the private sector will be a part and parcel of an additional engine of growth?
Aklilu
Ethiopia
Most of African country are under sustainable economy growth.how can keep this growth by Africans alone with out interference of foreign countries?
kassahun mamo
Ethiopia
The second economic update report argues that Ethiopia needs to make progress on two interrelated and equally important fronts: enhancing domestic savings, and resolving the bottlenecks of the trade logistics system. According to the report, Ethiopia’s ranking in the World Banks’ Trade Logistics Index has slipped from 104th in 2007 to 141st in 2012. It takes an average of 42 days to import a container of goods to Ethiopia compared to 31 days for Rwanda – another landlocked country. What do you recommend to improve trade and trade logistics in ethiopia.
sabkebar
Ethiopia
1 my question is concerned to corruption,that it is the main obstacle for development that revery body know, so how can we reduce or stop corruption and maladministration in Africa's content to bring economical equality?
James Bill Ochamgiu
Kenya
How can AU effectively get involved in process of uniting Africa?. There are countries that give framework for strategic planning such as South Africa, Ghana,Namibia and Kenya or Nigeria.Africa scholars must make all the attempt to lay the ground for uniting Africa. The composition of Tanzania citizens is yet a gray area of study that can lead to the needed trend for uniting African people.
Woldegiorgis
Ethiopia
I want to receive updates about the economic performances of the Continent of Africa.
Teresa W Maina
Kenya
1. WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY THAT CAN HELP IMPROVES DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES IN AFRICA? 2.How will the future be different from the Africa that exists today?
Esete
Ethiopia
How do we calculate the growth of one country's Economy?is it because the number of bulildings?
your dereje beharu
Ethiopia
would you mention please 10 African countries currently developing by high rate ?
Natnael Yoseph Nigatu
Ethiopia
Is it real that Ethiopia is scoring a double digit economic growth??? if so, why didn't we see a change in life style of the people????
mekuanint guadie
Ethiopia
1 what is the effect of time value of money in the economy? if we can not properly manage and amend it.
Georges Falay Buse
Congo, Dem. Rep.
I would like to have the last World Bank or IMF report regarding the state of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the end of 2013.
Aderajew
Ethiopia
Is world bank a political organization? If not why it support Ethiopian great renaissance dam financially?
Balikenda James
Uganda
How can we sustain Economic growth in uncertain times if we still have a tendency of exporting unprocessed goods which have less value? Time has come for us to focus more on industrialization. lets defy any obstruction from the developed countries Take an example of my country Uganda, after the discovery of oil of an economic value. We were ill advised by western countries that it is of no economic benefit to construct a refinery in Uganda. Big ups to my president who never heeded to their ill advice. It means we were going to export thousands of jobs. please, lets embrace industrialization as a stepping stone towards sustainable economic growth
Biniyam Kefena
Ethiopia
Basic and supportive information about loan managment system.
tadesse mengisu
Ethiopia
How can we decrease economic crisis in africa ?
matthewos abebe
Ethiopia
what position does Ethiopia be graded in economics?
Molly
Uganda
My view on economic development in Africa is that the Africans themselves have stimulated themselves to the art of innovation and creativity. This makes them be dependent on the superpowers whose ambition is to remain on top of things economically. This means the economic interaction between the two is not balanced. What would be the most effective way to see Africa become economically independent?
Gilbert Adjimoti
Benin
What will be the source of economic growth for the next decade? and what will be the opportunity for youth?
James Akora
Uganda
Borrowing of funds by African cointries from International financial institutions if may conquer with me. Are any prospects done to ensure financial stability and eventually dependency of Africa.
Gumi
Ethiopia
I want to say thank you!! my is what whole Africans think about Ethiopian Renaissance dam is real affect the Egypt and Sudan????? because i think it does not affect them this dam help these countries so do not hear the word of Americans and Europeans we Africans are Africa
LELISA BURKA
Ethiopia
WHAT MEASUREMENTS DO WE TAKE TO ATTACK POVERTY
Andy Oduro Boadu
Ghana
Microfinance loans are getting more expensive day by day. Their arguments having been that, they also contract the loans from other commercial banks. In the end, MFIs motive of poverty alleviation among the poor is does not come to light as they end up burdened more, up to 50% rate of intetest. What is the World bank doing to support MFIs and Microlenfding, which seems to be a growing sub-sector in Africa now.
Thandeka
Swaziland
Women are a burgeoning force in the economy yet they continue to be over looked, unpaid and under utilized. They are consistently paid less than their value. They are rarely represented in decision making forums- current panel included. In Africa where peace eludes us, growth is uneven and remains unshared what are we doing to bring women to the fore of the agenda of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity
Hezzo Daking
Tanzania
How Much Do I Surpose To Have In My Account To Get Check Book?
edwin damacen
Tanzania
Why our gorvement they dont support local contractor to run their project,for gaving them fund like foreigner country China,Japanes Others u country
Teklie Tesfamariam
Ethiopia
It is clear that currently the Ethiopian state is pursuing the philosophy of achieving development and democracy simultaneously at a time.Accordingly,what do you think of the challenges that the government can face with and what do you propose as remedies.
MARAFIKI WA ELIMU MBEYA
Tanzania
How can youth access agricultural project fund