Inclusive Growth: Structural Transformation in Africa
‘Inclusive Growth: Structural Transformation in Africa’ is the theme for the 2016 African Development Forum. The goal of the event is to reflect on Africa’s various paths to development, assess the role of technology, and discuss the possibilities of countries to drive sustainable growth.
Structural Transformation is arguably the new catchphrase of international development with organisations from the African Economic Outlook to the IMF drumming its necessity. Historically, every developed country in the world has improved the living standards of its people by undergoing a huge shift in economic activity from a reliance on agriculture to much greater diversity.
So what does this structural transformation mean for Africa? What should the transformation look like and why is it so often coupled with “inclusive development”? There is no fail-safe recipe for the process and this conference will explore some of the issues, particularly on the role that new technology can play and how the question of environmental sustainability will play out.
There will be three interactive discussion panels including guest speakers from LSE, BBC, ODI and SOAS.
You can find more about the event here.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #ADF2016