Africa risen?

15 May 2013 10:00 - 11:30 GMT+01 (BST)
Public event


Oliver August – Africa Editor, The Economist

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva – Head of Research, Oxfam

Thandika Mkandawire – Professor, African Development, London School of Economics (LSE)

Martine Guerguil – Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead


The ODI and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Overseas Development (APGOOD) host a panel discussion on Africa’s economic progress and the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative, bringing together a balanced group of panellists with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Oliver August’s recent piece and online debate ‘Africa Rising’ in The Economist has resuscitated the debate over Africa’s progress. The nature of economic growth across the continent has become central to discussions about the future of development in Africa.

Recent work by the IMF selects Africa as the only global region with a strongly positive growth outlook over the coming years but is this growth likely to be sustainable or equitable?

Join us for a fresh opportunity to look at the latest debates around Africa's progress and future growth prospects.

Committee Room 14, House of Commons (subject to change)