Understanding Economic Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Ghana are organizing an international conference on Economic Transformation in Africa to be held on May 10-11, 2011, in Accra, Ghana.
This conference will bring together leading researchers, policymakers and representatives of development organizations from Sub-Saharan Africa and around the world to present and discuss research on economic transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and its policy implications. The conference will include overviews of the structural and spatial transformations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as seven country case studies.
Conference participants will include the keynote speaker Ernest Aryeetey (University of Ghana), Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University), Dani Rodrik (Harvard University), Francis Teal and Stefan Dercon (Oxford University), country case study authors from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Uganda, and IFPRI senior research staff.
For more information, including papers and presentations from the conference, please check the conference blog.