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African Economic Outlook 2012 UK launch: generating jobs for a new generation

Date
Time (GMT +01) 14:00 15:30

Speakers:
Carlos Alvarez -Deputy Director, OECD Development Centre
Jan Rielaender - Economist, OECD Development Centre

Discussants:
Lord Michael Hastings CBE
 - Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity, KPMG International
Lanre Akinola -  Editor, This is Africa
Karen Ellis - Head of Programme, Private Sector and Markets, ODI 

Chair:
David Laws MP

Description

The All Parliamentary Group on Overseas Development (Apgood), The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will host the UK launch of the African Economic Outlook (AEO) on 27th June 2012.


The AEO is a joint annual report from the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).  It presents a comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political developments in the region including in-depth country notes on 53 of the continent’s 54 economies, a macroeconomic overview, and a special study on the promotion of youth employment.

The panelists for this event will discuss:

  • Africa’s economic performance in 2011 and its growth prospects in 2012
  • Africa’s fastest and slowest growing countries in 2011
  • Youth employment and the shortage of good jobs
Committee room 10