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African Economic Policy and the Role of Private Business

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About this Event

02 Nov 2011 @ 12:45

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About the Speech:

Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Jan O’Sullivan T.D. launched the IIEA/Irish Aid Development Matters series at the IIEA on Wednesday 2 November 2011 at 12.45 p.m. You can watch the Minister's introduction below.

In the inaugural event of the Development Matters series, Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist of the African Development Bank, delivered a keynote address on  “African Economic Policy and the Role of Private Business”.

Professor Ncube discussed how African nations can leverage private sector investment and philanthropy for inclusive growth. Since the beginning of the new millennium, Africa’s economic growth has gained momentum, with high levels of foreign direct investment and increasing investment in infrastructure.  As Europe struggles to address its debt crisis, green shoots continue to blossom in Africa, with Sub-Saharan Africa expected to grow by 5.6% in 2011.

About the Speaker:

Professor Mthuli Ncube is Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank. He has extensive experience as an investment banker and a regulator, and served as a Board member of the South African Financial Services Board (FSB). Prior to joining the corporate sector he held the post of Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa, and before that was Dean and Professor of Finance at Wits Business School. Professor Ncube holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Cambridge University.

For more information on the African Development Bank go to http://www.adb.org/

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Click here to download the ADB report "Africa in 50 Years Time - The Road Towards Inclusive Growth."

The IIEA would like to acknowledge the support of Irish Aid in the Development Matters series.

You can watch Minister Jan O'Sulivan's introduction below.

The IIEA wishes to acknowledge the support it has received from the European Commission throughout 2011.


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