The theme for the 2014 African Economic Conference is Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation. How well Africa harnesses knowledge and innovation will shape its future and the fortunes of younger generations for many decades to come.

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The African Economic Conference 2014 will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 1-3 November, 2014.


  • Promote knowledge management as an important driver of policy dialogue, good policy planning and implementation;
  • Foster dialogue that promotes the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking among researchers, development practitioners and African policy-makers.

Time Frame

  • Deadline for paper submission:   1 September 2014
  • Notification of final acceptance:   10 October 2014

Conference Venue

United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa

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