Impact of the Crisis on African Economies–Sustaining Growth and Poverty Reduction, African Perspectives and Recommendations to the G20
On 12 November 2008, the Heads of the African Development Bank, the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa convened a meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Governors of Central Banks in Tunis, Tunisia, to discuss Africa in the face of the global financial and economic crisis. The meeting created a Committee of Ten to take stock of the impact of the crisis on Africa and provide appropriate advice to African Heads of State. On 17 March 2009, the Committee presented a report titled ‘Impact of the Crisis on African Economies – Sustaining Growth and Poverty Reduction: African Perspectives and Recommendations to the G20’ to the British Prime Minister Gordon. Mr. Brown will host the G20 Summit in London in April 2009.