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PEGNet Conference 2012: How to make African Economic Lions: Tapping Africa´s Growth and Poverty Reduction Potentials

PEP Partnership for Economic Policy, Dakar, Senegal, 
6-7 September 2012
At Pullman Teranga Hotel, Dakar, Senegal



(pdf version here)

Day 1 (Sept 6)


Keur Damel
(with translation)
Welcome and introduction into day 1
Official conference opening by Günter Nooke
(BMZ) (speech as pdf)
Abdoulaye Diagne (PEP Africa)(presentation as pdf)
Manfred Wiebelt (PEGNet)
(speech as pdf) ,
Amadou Kane
(Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances du Senegal)
Keur Damel
(with translation)

Keynote address by Mwangi Kimenyi
(Brookings Institution)
Institutions of Governanace, Power Diffusion, and Policies for Inclusive Growth

Moderator: Manfred Wiebelt (PEGNet)
Coffee Break
Parallel Sessions I
Keur Damel 2
Keur Damel 1 (with translation)
Signara 1Signara 2  
Macroeconomic developments
Evaluation of the impact of education policies and programs in Africa; Senegal, Uganda and Kenya (organized by PEP)
Large-Scale land acquisitions in Africa: threat or development opportunity? (organized by GIGA)
Africa's trade agreements with its big partners
Chair: Georg Schäfer (GIZ)

1. Nicolas Depetris Chauvin (African Centre for Economic Transformation): Macroeconomic effects of debt relief: evidence from low-income countries
Discussant: Imed Drine (UN-WIDER)

2.Carlos Villalobos Barría (U Göttingen): Sectorial shifts and inequality: how to relate macroeconomic events and inequality changes
Toni Hassenmeier (GIZ)

3. Andy McKay(Sussex U): Growth and poverty reduction in Africa in the last two decades. Preliminary synthesis from the AERC collaborative project and beyond
Discussant: Olivier Ecker (IFPRI)

Chair: Rainer Thiele (IfW)

1. Kerstin Nolte (GIGA): The state of large-scale Land acquisitions in the world: findings from the Land Matrix
Discussant: Hosaena Ghebru Hagos (IFPRI)

2. Susanne Väth (Institute for Co-operation in Developing Countries): The interplay of land governance systems and large-scale agricultural investments: evidence from Ghana and Kenya
Discussant: Ibrahima Hathie (IPAR)
Chair: Anja Gomm (GIZ)

1. Ismael Fofana (IFPRI) and Fatou Cissé (CRES): The growth and poverty impact of the West African Free Trade Agreement with the European Union
Discussant: Manfred Wiebelt (PEGNet)

2. Francis Mulangu (ACET): Evaluating the impacts of AGOA and its apparel provisions on employment and prodictivity using the case of African firms
Discussant: Caroline Dotter (U Göttingen)

3. Maëlan Le Goff (World Bank / CEPII): Does trade reduce poverty? A view from Africa
: Nicolas Depetris Chauvin (ACET)
Keur Damel
(with translation)
Roundtable discussion on youth employment in Africa
organized by OECD Development Centre
Carlos Alvarez (OECD)
Jan Rielaender (OECD) (presentation)
Couty Fall (UNDP), Dramane Haidara (ILO) (presentation),
 Sigrid Schenk-Dornbusch (BMZ)
Coffee Break
Parallel Sessions II
Keur Damel 2
Keur Damel 1 (with translation)Signara 1 Signara 2  
Arab Awakening - rethinking development strategies organized by Clemens Breisinger (IFPRI)
Decision making: subsistence versus market orientation in agriculture
Impact of health promotion
Courant Centre session
Chair: Clemens Breisinger (IFPRI)

1. Introduction by Clemens Breisinger (IFPRI): The Arab world in transition
Aliou Faye (CEPOD

2. Imed Drine (UN-WIDER): Creating jobs for the youth in Tunisia
Discussant: Nadim Schumann (U Zuerich)

3. Olivier Ecker (IFPRI): What's next for food security in Egypt and Yemen?
Discussant: Abdoulaye Ly (NGO Forum Civil)
Chair: Ruerd Ruben (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands)

1. Wouter Zant (U Amsterdam): What if Sub-Saharan subsistence farmers turn commercial? Comparative advantage scenarios for Malawi agriculture

Susanne Väth (Institute for Co-operation in Developing Countries)

2. Luca Tiberti (PEP/CIRPEÉ) and Marco Tiberti (Florence U): Rural policies in Tanzania: an agricultural household model-based assessment (presentation)
Discussant: Francis Mulangu (ACET)
Chair: Marcus Böhme (IfW)

1. Elena Gross (U Göttingen): Water supply and "water behavior"
Discussant: Sebastian Prediger (GIGA)

2. Caroline Dotter (U Göttingen): Estimating the costs of utilising trade preferences: the case of EU imports from African LDCs
Discussant: Marcus Böhme (IfW Kiel)

3. Malte Reimers (U Göttingen): Looking at pro-poor growth from an agricultural perspective
Discussant: Holger Seebens (KfW)
Coffee Break
Keur Damel
(with translation)
Best Practice Award
Moderator: Katja Röckel (GIZ)

1. Université d’Abomey-Calavi and Université de Parakou (Benin); University of Göttingen, KfW and BMZ Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany); ETH Zurich (Switzerland); Free University of Amsterdam and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands):
Quantitative Impact Analysis of Rural Public Water Supply


2. The Investment Climate and Business Environment (ICBE) Research Fund Trust Africa: 
Generating and sharing knowledge with policy makers to improve the business environment in Africa
Lion Cocktail 
Best Practice Award Announcement
Day 2 (Sept 7) Registration in Foyer

Keur Damel
(with translation)
Introduction into day 2
Papa-Amadou Sarr (OECD)
Keur Damel
(with translation)
Young Professional Keynote address by Hosaena Ghebru Hagos (IFPRI)
Innovations in land tenure reforms and agricultural transformation in Africa

Papa-Amadou Sarr (OECD)

Power Breakfast at Market Place of Ideas
organized by PEP Africa

1. Maty Konte (Greqam Aix-marseille): Are women less democratic than Men? Evidence from Sub-Saharan African countries
(Poster as pdf)

2. Julian Frede (U Trier): Regional integration and national binding constraints - ECOWAS' capability and potential to solve constraints to growth of its member states
(Poster as pdf)

3. Ron Weber (KfW): Microfinance for agricultural firms – what can we learn from bank data?

4. Oriana Ponta (ETH Zuerich): Economic growth and education in Kenya: reconsidering the impact of the AIDS epidemic
(Poster as pdf)

5. Ndamsa Dickson (U Yaoundé II): Employment vulnerability and private sector household income in Cameroon
(Poster as pdf)

6. Laura Seide (U Kiel): Voter behavior and government performance: theory and empirical estimation of a probabilistic voting model for Malawi

7. Nadim Schumann (U Zuerich): Grade retention and student achievement – what is the impact over time

(Poster as pdf)

8. Elisabeth Hettig (U Goettingen / GIGA): Socio-Economic drivers of deforestation and land-use change: microeconometric evidence from rainforest frontiers in the Lore Lindu region, Indonesia
(Poster as pdf)

9. Maja Schmaljohann (U Heidelberg): Enhancing foreign direct investment via transparency? Evaluating the effects of EITI on FDI

10. Laura Metzger (ETH Zuerich): The success of KfW´s drinking water projects – an empirical cross-country study
(Poster as pdf)

11. Christoph Strupat (RWI Essen): Why do the poor not enroll? External effects of private transfers on participating in the Ghanaian national health insurance system
(Poster as pdf)
Parallel Sessions III
Keur Damel 2  Keur Damel 1 (with translation)Signara 1 Signara 2
Promoting the informal sector in Africa: ideas and strategies (organized by KfW)
Mobilizing production development in the new global context: what options for Africa? (organized by OECD)  
Contexts, preferences and decision making
How well does aid work?
Chair: Felix Povel (KfW)

Session Concept

1. Ousmane Badiane (IFPRI)

2. Holger Seebens (KfW)

3. Georg Schäfer (GIZ)

4. Jann Lay (GIGA)
Presentation: Carlos Alvarez (OECD): Fostering production development in the new global context

Panel discussion:

1. Jorge Maia (Industrial Development Corporation, South Africa)


2. Abdelouahed Rahal  (Ministry of Industry, Trade and New Technologies, Morocco)

3. Ludovic Alcorta (UNIDO)
Chair: Eva-Maria Verfürth (D+C)

1. Marcus Böhme (IfW): Roots and Wings - poverty aspirations and migration (presentation)
Maëlan Le Goff(World Bank / CEPII)

2. Sebastian Prediger (GIGA): Does resource scarcity affect behaviour? Experimental evidence from Southern-Namibia
Renate Hartwig (U Rotterdam)
Chair: Arjan de Haan (IDRC)

1. Rainer Thiele (IfW): Donor coordination and specialization: did the Paris Declaration make a difference?
Discussant: Ruth Hoekstra (U Bochum)

2. Ruth Hoekstra (U Bochum): Trade facilitation and exports - evidence from African manufacturing firms
Discussant: Johannes Flosbach (Roland Berger Strategy Consultants)


Parallel Sessions IV
Keur Damel 2 Keur Damel 1 (with translation)Signara 1 Signara 2
Capital investment in agriculture

Challenges in making best choices for poverty reduction and growth (organized by GIZ)
A new elephant in the room: can large agro-
processors in rural areas contribute to pro-poor growth in Sub-Saharan Africa or are they a new threat?
organized by DIE)
CAADP session (organized by IFPRI &U Kiel)
Chair: Holger Seebens (KfW)

1. Wouter Zant (U Amsterdam): How does market access affect smallholder behavior? The case of tobacco marketing in Malawi
Bram Thuysbaert (Yale)

2. Bram Thuysbaert (Yale): The use of capital in agriculture: a field experiment in Mali
Felix Povel (KfW)

3. Ruerd Ruben (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands): Improving food security: A systematic review of the impact of interventions in agricultural production, value chains, market regulation, and land security
Andy McKay (U Sussex)
Chair: Matthias Grossmann (GIZ)

1. Isis Gaddis (U Göttingen): Taking national and international poverty monitoring serious - improving poverty data and statistics

2. Goodson Sinyenga (Central Statistical Office, Zambia): The actual collection of reliable data and its challenges: the living conditions monitoring survey in Zambia

3. Bachir Souberou (Ministère de l'economie et des Finances, Benin): Putting data into models (and into action) (presentation)
Chair: Michael Brüntrup (DIE)
(session outline)

1. Michael Brüntrup (DIE): Local level socio-economic outcomes of large-scale bio-ethanol investments: evidences from outgrower sugarcane schemes in Malawi

2. Mareike Buss (Kiel Institute): Is organic farming worth its investment? The return on investment of small-scale pineapple farming in Ghana (presentation)
Discussant: Ulrike Grote (U Hannover)
Chair: Fatou Cisse (CRES)

Session Concept

1. Ousmane Badiane and Sunday Odjo (IFPRI): Long term growth options and regional development priorities in West Africa

2. Maximo Torero (IFPRI): How we can use impact evaluation to assure effective use of resources for development

3. Christian Henning (U Kiel): A critical assessment of the role of non-governmental organizations in evidence-based policy processes: A CGPE application to the CAADP process in Malawi
Mbaye Yade (ReSAKS), Sadibou Fall (ISRA), Ismael Fofana (IFPRI)
Coffee Break
Keur Damel
(with translation)

Is there a sustainable and broad-based African growth drive?

(PEGNet article in D+C on African Lions)

Moderator: Helmut Asche (German Institute for Development Evaluation)

Opening Video Statement by Christian Wessels (Roland Berger Strategy Consultants)
Speakers: Mwangi S. Kimenyi (Brookings Institution), Aliou Faye (CEPOD)

Keur Damel
(with translation)
Farewell and Outlook to PEGNet Conference 2013
in Copenhagen by Pablo Selaya (U Copenhagen), Abdoulaye Diagne (PEP)

Farewell Dinner at "L'ocean"
(buses will leave from Pullman after the last session)

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