Structural transformation, growth and development in low income countries
Nick Lea - Senior Economic Advisor to the Chief Economist, DFID
Professor Margaret McMillan - Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI and DEGRP grant holder
Professor Andries Du Toit - Director, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), South Africa and DEGRP grant holder
Dr Francis Muamba Mulangu - Agricultural Economist, African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), Ghana, and DEGRP grant holder
Dr Dirk Willem te Velde - Head of the International Economic Development Group, ODI and Research Leader, Evidence and Policy Group, DEGRP
Specific questions for debate include:
What is structural transformation, which countries have experienced this, and how does it relate to growth, productivity & development?
How do low income countries transform structurally? What are the characteristics of successful cases, what is the role of policies and institutions in promoting structural transformation, what has been the use of sector policies such as agriculture or industrial policies?