Friday, November 14, 2008


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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

African Development Bank (AfDB)

2008 African Economic Conference,8814271&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

AFRICAN ECONOMIC CONFERENCE 12-14 November 2008, Tunis, Tunisia
SESSION PAPERS,30752692&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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DAY 1 : 12 NOVEMBER 2008
08:45-10:00  Opening remarks
10:45-12:30  1st Plenary Session Panels
14:00-15:30  Session I.1.1: Migration and Remittances
Session I.1.2: Public-Private Role in Institution Building
Session I.1.3: Policy and Institutions
Session I.1.4: Financial Development and Growth
15:30-17:00  Session I.2.1: Climate Change
Session I.2.2: Micro-Finance
Session I.2.3: Trade and Financial Integration
Session I.2.4: Rural Development Issues
17:30-19:00  Session I.3.1: Trade and Regional Integration
Session I.3.2: Household Behaviour
Session I.3.3: Developing a 2050 Vision for Africa
Session I.3.4: Aid and Human Development

DAY 2 : 13 NOVEMBER 2008
08:00-09:45  2nd Plenary Session Panels
10:30-12:00  Session II.1.1: Aid and Development Effectiveness
Session II.1.2: Agriculture and Food Security
Session II.1.3: Policy Reform and Decentralization
Session II.1.4: Development of Stock Markets in Africa
13:00-14:30  Session II.2.1: Labor Market Issues
Session II.2.2: Macroeconomic Policy Space
Session II.2.3: Agriculture Issues
Session II.2.4: Financial Integration
14:30-16:00  Session II.3.3: Monetary Unions and Currency Areas
Session II.3.1: Aid Allocation and Development Strategy
Session II.3.2: Challenges of Globalization
Session II.3.4: Investment Climate
16:30-18:00  Session II.4.1: Resource Management and Infrastructure
Session II.4.2: Economic Partnership Agreements
Session II.4.3: Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Session II.4.4: External Account and Debt
19:30-22:00  Conference Dinner

DAY 3 : 14 NOVEMBER 2008
08:30-10:00  3rd Plenary Session Panels
10:45-12:15  Session III.1.1: Gender and Poverty
Session III.1.2: Banking and Financial Development
Session III.1.3: Corruption and Public Finance Management
Session III.1.4: Remittances and Poverty Reduction
13:30-15:00  Closing Session
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