The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more


The 2008 edition of the African Economic Conference will focus on issues relevant to the theme "Globalization, Institutions and Economic Development in Africa".

The break-out sessions will be based on submitted papers and will focus on:

  • Role of Public-Private partnerships in Institution Building,
  • Policy and Institutions,
  • Monetary and Financial Issues,
  • Monetary and Financial Regulation including Microfinance,
  • Climate Change,
  • Competitiveness in Africa and Asia,
  • Trade and Regional Integration,
  • Household Behavior and Livelihoods,
  • Global Challenges to African Development,
  • Development Assistance Effectiveness,
  • Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Credit,
  • Institutions and Policies,
  • Macroeconomic Regulatory Framework,
  • Investment Climate,
  • Skills Development and Employment,
  • Resources and Infrastructures Management,
  • Trade Agreements,
  • Post-Conflict and Fragile States,
  • External Debt,
  • Gender and Poverty.