Regional Spotlight: Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Date: 
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Attendance restrictions: 
open to the public
Location: 
GoToWebinar

Recently, the International Monetary Fund published its latest Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa, reporting that growth fell to its lowest levels in 15 years in 2015. The commodity slump compounded by a tightening of external financing conditions has severely impacted commodity exporting countries, while some commodity importing countries continue to register robust growth. The short-term outlook for most of the region remains clouded by downside risks but the mid-term outlook remains favorable due to the underlying growth drivers that have been at play for the better part of the last decade – namely the much improved business environment. What policy response is necessary in order to capitalize on this potential and how can the private sector leverage this opportunity?

Speakers:

Roger Nord, Deputy Director, Africa Department, International Monetary Fund
Carolyn Campbell, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Emerging Capital Partners

Time will be reserved at the end for audience Q & A.

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