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State of the Africa Region - Annual Meetings 2014

October 11, 2014 | 15:00 ET, 19:00 GMT

This event will focus on the links between economic growth, structural transformation and poverty reduction in Africa. Rapid growth in Africa since 1995 has largely been driven by the natural resources and services sectors, whereas the share of agriculture and manufacturing in GDP have fallen. What does this imply for the “quality” of Africa's growth? In particular, what can the data tell us about how growth in different sectors of the economy translates into poverty reduction? Are there implications for growth-promoting policies?

Speakers

Minister of Finance, Indonesia

European Commissioner for Development, European Commission

Minister, Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Minister of State for Planning, Republic of Niger

Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group