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The Quality of Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Workshop of the JICA-IPD Task Force on Africa

June 6, 2016

Room 1512, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Columbia University   New York, New York, United States

Agenda  105kb docx
Meeting Minutes  65kb docx
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This workshop focuses on the quality of growth in Africa (South of the Sahara) on June 7-8 at Columbia University, New York. The broad themes that we aim to focus on are indicated below, they will be narrowed down to tractable topics in the light of the interests and availability of invited participants and your suggestions, especially on what interests you, are welcome:

Inequality (including placing Africa in the global context)

Climate Change (Africa Post COP 21)

Sustaining Growth and transformation (after the commodity boom)



Priorities for SDGs and related metrics/measurements

Global rules and Africa (e.g. taxation of multinationals, trade and investment agreements, renegotiating extractive contracts)

The meeting in June is the first one of a task force established by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) at Columbia University, jointly with Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA). IPD Co-president Joseph Stiglitz will co-chair the task force along with Ravi Kanbur and Akbar Noman. (IPD task forces bring together academics, policy makers and analysts with the aim of enhancing the quality of policy dialogue in developing countries on key economic issues. This is the first workshop on this topic for the new JICA/IPD research project followed by years of collaborative effort between IPD and JICA. 

  • Akbar Noman
    Task Force Chair
    Senior Policy Fellow
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Joseph Stiglitz
    Task Force Chair
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Go Shimada
    Senior Research Fellow
    Research Program Division
    JICA Research Institute
  • Akio Hosono
    Senior Research Advisor
    Research Institute, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Eisuke Sakakibara
    Department of Economics
    Keio University of Japan
All Files (20) zip
No Longer The Black Swan: Impacts of Rising Natural Disasters and Environmental Issues on Agriculture and Economy

1.39mb pdf
Go Shimada

SDGs: Promise of a 'Transformative Change' for Africa?

433kb pdf
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

SDGs as a Development Roadmap for Africa: Interactions, Dynamics and Policy

1.08mb pdf
Lorenzo Fioramonti

Sustainable Development Goals and Measurement of Economic and Social Progress

525kb pdf
Ravi Kanbur

The Quality of Growth and the Role of the State in Sub-Saharan Africa

215kb pdf
Joseph Stiglitz

The Blue Economy and Economic Transformation in Africa

194kb pdf
Akbar Noman

The African Manufacturing Malaise: Nature and Determinants

1.31mb pdf
Haroon Bhorat

A Generalised Linkage Approach to Local Production Systems Development in the Era of Global Value Chains, with special reference to Africa

827kb pdf
Antonio Andreoni

Foreign Direct Investment to Sub-Saharan Africa

619kb pdf
Elizabeth Asiedu

New Global Rules, Policy Space, and Quality of Growth in Africa

744kb pdf
Antonio Andreoni,
Isabel Estevez

African Development Experience & Prospects

2.47mb pdf
Jomo Kwame Sundaram

The Quality of Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Africa and New Global Rules for Trade, Finance and Aid Strategies and effective approaches for transformation with quality growth: Insights from international cooperation

2.20mb pdf
Akio Hosono

The Quality of Growth with Unlimited Supplies of Labour

2.82mb pdf
Christopher Cramer

Generating Employment in Poor and Fragile States: Evidence from Labor Market and Entrepreneurship Programs

5.02mb pdf
Chris Blattman

Job Creation Response to Growth: Some Insights from Ghana

734kb pdf
William Baah-Boateng

Mental Health for Quality of Growth in Africa

1.13mb pdf
Masumi Okamoto

(Re)shaping Markets for Inclusive Economic Activity: Competition Policy as an Instrument to Combat Rising Inequality?

521kb pdf
Simon Roberts

Secondary Towns and Poverty Reduction: Refocusing the Urbanization Agenda

1.30mb pdf
Luc Christiaensen

Urbanization, Growth, and Transformation in Africa

677kb pdf
Takyiwaa Manuh

Understanding the Nature of the Urban Bottleneck

6.27mb pdf
Gabriella Carolini

Event Information

Type Meeting
Program Africa, Industrial Policy