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African Finance in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Crisis and Beyond


Washington DC, Monday, March 22, 2010

Venue : IMF, Washington D.C
Monday, March 22, 2010
1:00–1:10pm Welcome
1:10–1:20pm Introductory Remarks: Leslie Lipschitz, Director, IMF Institute.
1:20–2:30pm Panel Discussion and Q&A

The discussion will provide an opportunity to hear what experts on Africa and financial development have to say about the current economic environment in Africa and how the economic crisis has affected financial development in the region. Themes presented in the recently published book African Finance in the 21st Century, edited by Marc Quintyn and Genevieve Verdier, will also be covered.


Ernest Aryeetey, ISSER, University of Ghana/Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Marc Quintyn, Division Chief, IMF Institute
Philip E. Keefer, Lead Economist, Development Research Group of the World Bank