Session 1.2: The role of the State and leadership in overcoming barriers to effective structural transformation

Room: Conference room 3

Chair: Dr. Gamal Ibrahim, Chief, Finance and Private Sector Section, ECA

Paper presenters:

  • Growth, Sectoral aid and Institutional Quality: Evidence from Developing Countries

Adamasu Maruta, University of South Australia

Discussant: Charles Abugre, Savannah Accelerated Development Authority, Ghana

  • The economics and politics of foreign aid and domestic revenue mobilization

Abrams Mbu Enow Tagem, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Discussant: Dr. Dereje Alemaehu, Tax Justice Network – Africa

  • Can export promotion agencies stem the deindustrialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Malokele Nanivazo, University of Kansas, Isaac Marcelin, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States of America

Discussant: Nomfundo Ngwenya, Ntsele Global

  • From Consumer to Citizen Building a social contract for transformation through direct taxation

Adrian Gauci and John Sloan, ECA

Discussant: Carina Sugden, AfDB

“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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