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State of the Africa Region: Facing the Challenges, Continuing to Rise

April 18, 2015 | 15:00pm

This year’s State of the Africa Region seminar will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing Africa in a changing world. Hear from the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa as he presents the implications of lower oil and other commodity prices for a region that exports a large number of commodities. Join the discussion on this and other long term challenges facing Africa: the demographic transition; the urbanization process; and the changing nature of conflict and fragility.


Vice President, Infrastructure, World Bank

Minister of Finance, Republic of Angola

Minister of Economy and Finance, Cote d’Ivoire

Senior Adviser, Development Research Group, World Bank

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