Impact of the Crisis on African Economies–Sustaining Growth and Poverty Reduction, African Perspectives and Recommendations to the G20

19/03/2009
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On 12 November 2008, the Heads of the African Development Bank, the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa convened a meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Governors of Central Banks in Tunis, Tunisia, to discuss Africa in the face of the global financial and economic crisis. The meeting created a Committee of Ten to take stock of the impact of the crisis on Africa and provide appropriate advice to African Heads of State. On 17 March 2009, the Committee presented a report titled ‘Impact of the Crisis on African Economies – Sustaining Growth and Poverty Reduction: African Perspectives and Recommendations to the G20’ to the British Prime Minister Gordon. Mr. Brown will host the G20 Summit in London in April 2009.