GDLN Consultation on Infrastructure: The Foundation for Growth and Poverty Reduction

The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), in partnership with the World Bank, carried out a consultation with African stakeholders on their development partnerships with China to support the work of the China-DAC Study Group.

The objective of the Study Group, is to contribute to building a stronger partnership between China and DAC members in the field of development cooperation, focusing in particular on Africa. The Study Group and the International Poverty Reduction Center of China (IPRCC) will host a conference on Infrastructure in Beijing on September 19-20. In order to widen African policymaker input into the Study Group process, ACET organized consultations with stakeholders in Africa. These findings will be presented at the upcoming conference in Beijing.

This report summarizes the key discussion points of the consultation which included representatives from Zambia, Ghana, China, Liberia, Kenya, South Africa, Mali, the World Bank and the DAC. It was held on September 7, 2010 through video conference links with each country. ACET appreciates the time and thoughtfulness that participants gave to the consultation as well as the support of the World Bank and the IPRCC in the preparation of the consultation. The agenda and list of participants is attached.

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