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Africa Task Force Meeting, Manchester 2007

July 11, 2007

Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester   Manchester, United Kingdom

The Initiative for Policy Dialogue's task force on Africa is comprised of a mix of academics (both economists and political scientists), people from the international economic institutions, and governments. We held our second meeting in Manchester, U.K. on July 11 and 12, 2007.

In this meeting, participants presented drafts of papers that formed the basis of the discussion. Many of these papers will be developed for publication in a volume as part of the IPD book series. The topics covered include the inter-related and overlapping mix of: accelerating growth; the lessons of Asian experience; trade and industrial policy; the African developmental state; commodities and resource management; agriculture; the international agenda; and poverty and conflict.

  • Tony Addison
    Task Force Member
    Chief Economist and Deputy Director
    World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
    United Nations University
  • Yaw Ansu
    Task Force Member
    Chief Economist
    African Center for Economic Transformation
  • Barbara Barungi
    Task Force Member
    Regional Program Advisor
    United Nations Development Programme
  • Kwesi Botchwey
    Task Force Chair
    Professor of Practice in Development Economics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
    Tufts University
  • Karen Brooks
    Task Force Member
    Sector Manager for Agriculture in Africa
    The World Bank
  • Sarah Caro
    Task Force Member
    Publisher, Economics and Finance
    Oxford University Press
  • Michael Chege
    Task Force Member
    Director, Center for African Studies
    University of Florida at Gainsville
  • Christopher Cramer
    Task Force Member
    Professor of the Political Economy of Development, Dept of Development Studies
    The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Stefan Dercon
    Task Force Member
    Professor, Department of Economics
    University of Oxford
  • Augustin Fosu
    Task Force Member
    Deputy Director
    United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER)
  • Ato Newai Gebre-Ab
    Task Force Member
    Economic Adviser to Prime Minister;
    Government of Ethiopia
  • Aime Gogue
    Task Force Member
    Professor
    Universite de Lome Togo
  • Atsushi Hanatani
    Task Force Member
    Senior Advisor
    Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Irfan UI Haque
    Task Force Member
    Special Adviser to the Executive Director
    South Centre
  • Arjun Jayadev
    Task Force Member
    Assistant Professor
    University of Massachusetts
  • Abdul Kamara
    Task Force Member
    Division Manager
    Research Division
    African Development Bank
  • Ravi Kanbur
    Task Force Member
    Professor of Economics
    Cornell University
  • Aziz Khan
    Task Force Member
    Professor
    Columbia University
  • Mushtaq Khan
    Task Force Member
    Senior Professor in Economics
    The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Mary Njeri Kinyanjui
    Task Force Member
    Professor
    University of Nairobi
  • Masafumi Kuroki
    Task Force Member
    Vice President
    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Michael Lipton
    Task Force Member
    Professor
    University of Sussex
  • Thandika Mkandawire
    Task Force Member
    Director
    UN Research Institute for Social Development
  • Ismail Momoniat
    Task Force Member
    Deputy Director-General, Economic Policy and International Financial Relations
    Government of South Africa
  • Kevin Morrison
    Task Force Member
    Assistant Professor, Department of Government
    Cornell University
  • Benno Ndulu
    Task Force Member
    Advisor to the Vice President, Africa Region
    World Bank
  • Akbar Noman
    Task Force Chair
    Senior Policy Fellow
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Michael Nowak
    Task Force Member
    Deputy Director, African Department
    International Monetary Fund
  • Yaw Nyarko
    Task Force Member
    Professor
    New York University
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
    Task Force Member
    Managing Director
    The World Bank
  • Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
    Task Force Member
    Director, Monitoring and Research Division
    United Nations University
  • Pedro Sanchez
    Task Force Member
    Director, Millennium Villages Project
    The Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • Santitarn Sathirathai
    Task Force Member
    Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Siam Premier International Law Office Ltd.
  • Kunal Sen
    Task Force Member
    Professor
    University of Manchester
  • Go Shimada
    Task Force Member
    Senior Research Fellow
    Research Program Division
    JICA Research Institute
  • Ajit Singh
    Task Force Member
    Professor of Economics
    University of Cambridge
  • Graham Stegmann
    Task Force Member
    Senior Advisor to the President
    African Development Bank
  • Howard Stein
    Task Force Member
    Professor, School of Public Health
    University of Michigan
  • Joseph Stiglitz
    Task Force Chair
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Sathirathai Surakiart
    Task Force Member
    Senior Fellow, The Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government
    Harvard University
  • Marilou Jane D. Uy
    Task Force Member
    Sector Director, Africa Finance and Private Sector Development Department
    The World Bank
  • Francis Wilson
    Task Force Member
    Professor in Economics
    University of Capetown
  • Nimrod Zalk
    Task Force Member
    Deputy Director-General
    Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa
Stocktaking Work on Asian Experiences of Economic Development and Their Implication for Africa

44kb pdf
Masafumi Kuroki

Abstract: Africa Can Industrialise: Not a Far-Fetched Goal

5kb pdf
Mary Njeri Kinyanjui

Africa Task Force Meeting: Background, Themes, and Agenda

86kb pdf
Joseph Stiglitz,
Akbar Noman

Commercialization of Smallholder Agriculture in Ethiopia

85kb pdf
Ato Newai Gebre-Ab

Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

56kb pdf
Aziz Khan

Non-Tax Revenue and the Redistributional Foundations of Regime Stability

351kb pdf
Kevin Morrison

Paper Synopsis-A New Look at the Political Resource Curse

32kb pdf
Kevin Morrison

State-Business Relationships and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

264kb pdf
Kunal Sen,
Dirk Te Velde

The Centrality of the Commodity Issue in Africa-s Economic Development

255kb pdf
Irfan UI Haque

The External Debt-Servicing Constraint and Public Expenditure Composition

173kb pdf
Augustin Fosu

Powerpoint: Augustin Fosu

82kb pdf
Augustin Fosu

Powerpoint: Banji Oyeyinka

169kb pdf
Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka

Powerpoint: Barbara Barungi

97kb pdf
Barbara Barungi

Powerpoint: Christopher Cramer

81kb pdf
Christopher Cramer

Powerpoint: Graham Stegmann

4.53mb pdf
Graham Stegmann

Powerpoint: Karen Brooks

1.14mb pdf
Karen Brooks

Powerpoint: Kevin Morrison

91kb pdf
Kevin Morrison

Powerpoint: Kunal Sen

160kb pdf
Kunal Sen

Powerpoint: Mary Njeri Kinyanjui

5kb pdf
Mary Njeri Kinyanjui

Powerpoint: Masafumi Kuroki

235kb pdf
Masafumi Kuroki

Powerpoint: Michael Lipton

152kb pdf
Michael Lipton

Powerpoint: Michael Nowak

47kb pdf
Michael Nowak

Powerpoint: Mushtaq Khan

118kb pdf
Mushtaq Khan

Powerpoint: Nimrod Zalk

138kb pdf
Nimrod Zalk

Powerpoint: Surakiart Sathirathai

12kb pdf
Sathirathai Surakiart

Powerpoint: Yaw Ansu

162kb pdf
Yaw Ansu

Prologue-Key Concepts and Their Relevance

239kb pdf
Michael Lipton

Africa and Free Trade Zones

63kb pdf
Howard Stein

Production and Employment Also Matter: the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program Versus Malthus in Africa

170kb pdf
Michael Lipton

Issues Note for the first sub-Saharan Africa HDR: Building State Capability in Africa: Institutional Reforms for Stability, Economic Growth and Societal Transformation

40kb pdf
Michael Chege

Thinking about Developmental States in Africa

1.66mb pdf
Thandika Mkandawire