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September 06-07, 2012
Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network??s (PEGNet) conference 2012 on ??_How to Make African Economic Lions: Tapping Africa??s Growth and Poverty Reduction Potentials??
Dakar, Pullman Teranga Hotel, Senegal
Conference theme: There seems to be dynamism and drive in Africa. The continent??s average growth is almost five times the Euro zone average growth and some of the world??s fastest growing economies are in Sub Saharan Africa. Some observers believe that Africa will play an increasingly important role in the global economy while others raise critical questions on how sustainable the current development is. Yet, the sources of Africa??s increased economic momentum and likely staying power are not well understood. Is the acceleration in growth a sign of hard-earned progress or the result of a commodity boom? How will Africa??s long-term growth reflect interrelated social and demographic changes, such as the rise of the African urban consumer? Will the lack of a strong manufacturing base hinder long-term growth prospects? How important is the private sector in achieving broad-based growth? Taking an African perspective, the conference will discuss scientific results and practical experiences on a number of channels through which public policy, private economic activity, aid, and social and demographic developments have an impact on development. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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