Session 1.1: Governance, institutions and economic development

Room: Caucus room 11

Chair: Dr. Said Adejumobi, Director, Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa, ECA

Paper presenters:

  • Can Decentralization Foster Structural Transformation? Theory and Evidence.

Michael Mbate, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Discussant: Ms. Ito M Mannathoko, Formerly Senior Economist, Adviser to the Executive Director, IMF, Botswana

  • Structural Change: Pace, Patterns and Determinants

Pedro Martins, Economic Affairs Officer, ECA.

Discussant: Michael Mbate, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Intervention de l’Etat et transformation structurelle de l’économie : cas de la campagne agricole en Guinée

Ibrahima Camara, Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée

Discussant: Sandrine Dahouet-Boigny, Economic Affairs Officer, ECA

“Poor Governance and lack of public accountability have always been among the main causes hindering Africa’s structural transformation.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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