The Making of Africa’s Economic Transformation – an African Arguments, African Voices podcast on Know the Beginning Well

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The Making of Africa’s Economic Transformation – an African Arguments, African Voices podcast on Know the Beginning Well

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

Three reviews of Know the Beginning Well by Alex de Waal, Nick Westcott, and Prof Shanta Devarajan have been published on the African Arguments website. The reviewers and a cast of economic commentators and practitioners will discuss K.Y.’s book in one of the African Arguments, African Voices podcasts.

The speakers will discuss key topics explored in the book, including K.Y.’s experience of Africa’s economic growth (and lack of it) and the effectiveness of policies designed to promote it during these critical years since independence. How did policies impact on the real economy? What caused the economic decline in the 1970s and ’80s. Did the push to implement the ‘Washington consensus’ hinder or help African economies? What drove the dramatic recovery after 2000? And what approach is needed now to achieve the real transformation of African economies that is needed both to meet local needs and to give Africa a greater role in the world economy?

This event will be live-streamed via Zoom and Facebook on May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm GMT. You can register on the Royal African Society website to receive a Zoom link ahead of the event.

Chair

Nick Westcott, Director, Royal African Society

 

 

 

 

Speakers

Dr. K.Y. AmoakoK.Y. Amoako, Founder, and President of the African Center for Economic Transformation

 

 

 

Albert Zeufack, Chief Economist for Africa at the World Bank, Washington DC

 

 

 

Professor Shanta Devarajan, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Georgetown University

 

 

 

Bineta Diop, (AU Especial Envoy) on Women, Peace, Security, and Development

 

 

 

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Organizer

Royal African Society

1 Comment

  1. Avatar Mwape Rodgers says:

    Well this is awesome I can not wait to read through this amazing book and am really inspired

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