PEGNet Conference 2012

How to Make African Economic Lions: Tapping Africa’s Growth and Poverty Reduction Potentials

06 - 07 Sep 2012
Pullman Teranga Hotel

Conference Theme

The conference provided a platform for high-level dialogue between development researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. The two conference days featured parallel sessions based on invited and contributed papers as well as project presentations. These sessions were complemented by a debate, a round-table discussion, and keynote speeches by renowned speakers from academia, economic policy and development practice. Confirmed speakers included Augustin K. Fosu (UN University-WIDER and U Ghana) for the main keynote, Hosaena Ghebru Hagos (IFPRI) for the young professional keynote and Mwangi S. Kimenyi (Brookings Institution) and Christian Wessels (Roland Berger Strategy Consultants) were leading the debate on Africa's future.

In addition, the PEGNet Best Practice Award was awarded for the fourth time to best practice in cooperation between researchers and practitioners. While plenary sessions focused on the conference theme, parallel sessions and Best Practice Award projects wereopen to all topics surrounding PEGNet's core theme, i.e. the nexus between poverty, equity and growth.

The conference provided a platform for high-level dialogue and exchange of ideas between development researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. The two conference days featured parallel sessions based on invited and contributed papers as well as project presentations. The parallel sessions were complemented by

Organizers

The conference is co-organised by the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the OECD Development Centre and supported by the Senegalese Government, the KfW Development Bank, and the Courant Poverty Research Centre at the University of Göttingen.

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