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

Outputs, Outcomes and Impact of the Conference

The outputs of the Conference include:

Conference proceedings: Papers that meet the required quality standards will be
published in a book and a special issue of the African Development Review.

  • A Conference Report will provide a summary of the results from conference papers and keynote speeches, while distilling policy or operational relevance of the evidence presented in various papers.
  • A communication strategy is being developed to ensure maximum dissemination through the print and electronic media. The targeted audiences of the media strategy are African policymakers in RMCs, International Organizations, donor organizations and other stakeholders in African development.

Outcomes of the conference:

  • The AEC will contribute insights toward better policy formulation and implementation in the Bank, ECA and African countries.
  • The AEC will also raise awareness on the challenges facing Africa and lead to better targeting of policy and development operations.

Better policy formulation and targeted interventions by development partners will lead to improved economic performance of the African economies and poverty reduction.