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Session 1.2: Determinants/Drivers of Poverty and Inequality in Africa


Chair :  Abebe Shimeles, Acting Director, Development Research Department, AfDB

Paper Presenters

  • Human Capital Contribution to Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Revisited: A Cross-Country Analysis, Kolawole Ogundari and Titus Awokuse
  • Health and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan African Countries, Eric Kehinde Ogunleye
  • Analyse Multidimensionnelle des Inégalités et de la Polarisation au Cameroun, Hans Tino Ayamena Mpenya
  • Food and Non-food Expenditure Differential Across  Poor and Non-poor Households In South East Nigeria, Obisesan Omobolaji Olubukunmi, Salmann Kabir Kayode,Daramola Adebukola Yewande, Rufai Adedoyin Mistura, Ogunniyi Adebayo

Discussants: Amarakoon Bandara, UNDP; Ernest Bamou, UNDP

"Africa can no longer be content with simply managing poverty. For our future and the future of our children, we must eliminate it." - Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

Conference Venue

African Union Building and Government Hotel, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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