Realizing the Potential for Profitable Investment in AfricaHigh-Level Seminar organized by the IMF Institute and the Joint Africa Institute
Tunis, Tunisia, February 28 – March 1, 2006
Sound macroeconomic policies, particularly fiscal discipline and private ownership, are necessary but not sufficient conditions for strong economic performance. Since most African countries have made significant progress towards macroeconomic stabilization and privatization, promoting the profitability of investments becomes particularly important.
Over the years, African policy makers have become aware of the need to reform and the types of reforms that are required to promote investments, but they still face difficulties in the implementation of such reforms under specific local conditions.
The seminar will allow participants to share their practical experiences in the promotion of investments. This will provide an opportunity to debate practical solutions for overcoming key obstacles that stymie the profitability of investments.
Targeted participants include high-level officials from governments (e.g., ministries of economy, planning, and development; revenue authorities; investment promotion agencies) and central banks. The seminar will involve contributions by experts from official agencies in Africa, international financial institutions, the private sector, and academia.
The seminar is being organized by the IMF Institute under the auspices of the Joint Africa Institute. Attendance is by invitation only. Queries regarding the seminar may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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