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IPD/JICA Africa Task Force Meeting: Industrial Policies for Economic Transformation

June 2, 2013

Yokohama, Japan

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Between June 1st and 3rd, African leaders and international development policy experts engaged in development policy dialogue at the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, held in Yokohama, Japan.  The focus of this year's summit was on accelerating economic growth, reducing poverty and vulnerability to economic shocks, achieving Millennium Development Goals, and promoting peace, stability and good governance throughout Africa.  At the conference, IPD and the Japan International Cooperation Agency held a meeting "Industrial Policies for Economic Transformation" as a part of the IPD Africa Task Force.  Topics at the meeting included rents and industrial policy, the African financial sector, and development policy proposals and goals.  For more information on these topics, please refer to the attached presentations by Joseph Stiglitz, John Cage, and Shahid Yusuf.

  • Shahid Yusuf
    Speaker
    Chief Economist
    Growth Dialogue
  • Mildred Menos
    IPD Staff
    Program Manager
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue
    Columbia University
  • José Antonio Ocampo
    Speaker
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Akbar Noman
    Task Force Chair
    Senior Policy Fellow
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Celestin Monga
    Speaker
    Lead Economist
    World Bank
  • Rahel Diro
    Student
  • Stephany Griffith-Jones
    Speaker
    Financial Markets Program Director
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Yaw Ansu
    Speaker
    Chief Economist
    African Center for Economic Transformation
  • Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
    Speaker
    Professor of International Affairs
    The New School
  • Julia Cage
    Speaker
    Doctoral Candidate
    Economics Department
    Harvard University and The Paris School of Economics
  • Annalisa Primi
    Speaker
    Economist
    Development Centre
    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • John Page
    Speaker
    Chief Economist, Africa Region
    World Bank
  • KY Amoako
    Task Force Chair
    Executive Director
    African Center for Economic Transformation
  • Ato Newai Gebre-Ab
    Speaker
    Economic Adviser to Prime Minister;
    Government of Ethiopia
  • Go Shimada
    Speaker
    Senior Research Fellow
    Research Program Division
    JICA Research Institute
  • Joseph Stiglitz
    Speaker
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Akio Hosono
    Speaker
    Senior Research Advisor
    Research Institute, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Deepak Nayyar
    Speaker
    Vice Chancellor
    University of Delhi
  • Hiroshi Kato
    Speaker
    Senior Special Advisor
    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Event Information

Type Meeting
Program Africa