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Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 GMT/ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET or convert time
Location: JB-1-080, WBG Headquarters, Washington DC

The State of the Africa Region seminar provides an opportunity to reflect on the main trends shaping the economic development of the region. The seminar will discuss key challenges and opportunities facing Africa in an increasingly turbulent global economic environment. A special focus will be on macroeconomic and structural policies to boost productivity growth and restore the growth momentum in Africa. Bolstering productivity would position Africa to seize emerging opportunities in the global economy, including in Asia, thereby reducing the continent’s dependence on commodities.

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Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, Africa, World Bank Group
Deputy Governor of the Bank of Tanzania
Minister of Economy and Finance, Mali
Senior Minister of Planning and Development, Benin