Launch of The ONE Campaign 2013 DATA Report, Financing the Fight for Africa’s Transformation

22/05/2013
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  • Minister Amara Konneh - Minister of Finance, Liberia
  • Minister Ngozi Nkonjo-Iweala – Minister of Finance, Nigeria (TBC)
  • Minister Claver Gatete - Minister of Finance, Rwanda (TBC)
  • Paulo Gomes - Founder, Chairman and CEO, Constelor Investment Holdings, Former Executive Director, World Bank
  • Benoit Chervalier – Head, Resource Mobilization and Allocation Unit, African Development Bank Group
  • Ben Leo - Global Policy Director, The ONE Campaign

WHEN: 17:00, 28 May 2013
WHERE: Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank Group, Orangeraie room, Palais des Congrès, Marrakech

For media accreditation for the AfDB Annual Meeting access the media center.

RSVP and interview requests:  

Africa: Charles Simango, charlessimango@gmail.com, +265 99 725 4900
Francophone: Annabel Hervieu annabel.hervieu@one.org, +33 6 31 22 89 68
International: Dudley Curtis dudley.curtis@one.org, +32 485 379945
Media contact in Marrakech 28/5: Friederike Röder friederike.roeder@one.org, +33 7 86 05 84 78  

About the report

Many African nations are booming, and despite high population growth, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty has declined by 16% over the last decade. As African governments accelerate efforts to transform their economies and boost growth, there are growing demands to ensure that growth is equitable and benefits all African citizens. Against this backdrop, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline is now fewer than 1,000 days away.  As the world takes important decisions on the post-2015 agenda, it’s a make or break moment to build on and accelerate progress to ensure we achieve the current MDGs.   

The 2013 DATA Report will offer a unique, comprehensive assessment of overall MDG progress on a country-by-country basis and also reveal individual country progress in sub-Saharan Africa, showing some great progress from ‘trailblazers’, but also a number of countries that are off track or performing very poorly. The report also contains an analysis of African government spending on education, agriculture and health, and how this corresponds to progress on the MDGs. This is the first time such an analysis has been made.