The United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) and the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA) have made a strategic decision to jointly promote and facilitate active collaboration between African researchers in the Diaspora and those based in Africa. Consequently, IDEP and AFEA sponsored and organized their first joint conference on “NEPAD and the future of Economic Policy in Africa” in November 2005. A volume by the same title is forthcoming from Africa World Press in 2007. Now, AFEA and IDEP are ready to announce their second conference on economic policy in Africa. The theme of this conference is: “Sector-led Growth in Africa and Implications for Development.” The Conference will be held November 8-11, 2007 in Dakar, Senegal.
Over the last few years there has been some resurgence in the growth of African economies. While growth is welcome there remain questions on its sustainability; the nature of employment creation and distribution from growth; the sectors responsible for the resurgence; its impact on poverty eradication; the kinds of economic policy that would lead to sustained growth; and the relationship between sectoral policy and NEPAD. These are some of the issues that will be addressed in this conference. Successful papers will be those that have substantial policy applicability.
Authors should submit an abstract for each paper which explicitly states how the work is related to the conference theme, identifying paper title, authors’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and fax numbers to Dr. Sylvain H. Boko- conference co-chair (email@example.com) by March 15, 2007. Authors will be informed of the Selection Committee’s decision by April 1st, 2007. To participate in the conference complete drafts of each accepted paper must be circulated by August 31st, 2007. Papers written jointly by African economists in the Diaspora and on the continent are particularly encouraged. Some partial support for travel and attendance may be available. Please indicate whether you require any support for attendance.
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