Inclusive Growth in Africa: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•09•20 - 2013•09•21

    Rapid and sustained poverty reduction requires “inclusive growth” that allows people to contribute to and benefit from the development process. While Africa’s economic performance has improved considerably since the 1980s and early 1990s, many questions remain unanswered — for instance:

    • Has recent progress in Africa been under- or over-stated?
    • Are certain social groups being excluded from the growth and development process?
    • Which dimensions of poverty are leading or lagging?
    • Has economic growth been transformative, leading to more and better jobs?
    • What policies are required to increase the likelihood of sustaining Africa’s development process in the long-run?

    Answering these and other pertinent questions is challenging worldwide. Africa faces particular difficulties in comparison with other developing regions, due to relatively high poverty rates, relatively weak information bases, and frequent high volatility in the underlying determinants of welfare and economic growth.

    The UNU-WIDER development conference on “Inclusive Growth in Africa: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences” will focus on the performance, prospects and policies for promoting more inclusive growth throughout Africa, including North Africa. The conference aims to encourage dialogue between and among researchers and policymakers from the academic, government and international development communities.

    For more information and an online aplication form, see the event webpage.

  • Scandic Marina Congress Center
    Katajanokanlaituri 6
    Helsinki, Finland