International Monetary Fund

IMF Economic Forum

Sustainable Investment Scaling up in Low-Income Countries

Washington DC, November 30, 2010

The panel will offer a policy perspective on the challenges related to public investment scaling up in low-income countries.

The panelists will discuss country experiences, including lessons to be learnt from successful cases.

Building on the thematic sessions of the conference, panelists will also discuss how the international community, including the Fund, can most effectively help low-income countries increase the volume and quality of public investment in a sustainable way.

Policy Panel
Moderated by
Antoinette Sayeh Antoinette Sayeh, Director, IMF African Department
Paul Collier Paul Collier

is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University. Mr. Collier is currently Advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the IMF, advisor to the Africa Region of the World Bank; and he has advised the British Government on its recent White Paper on economic development policy. Mr. Collier is the author of The Bottom Billion (2008), Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (2009) and The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile prosperity with nature (2010).
Peng Dai Peng Dai

is the Deputy General Manager of the Economic Research Department of the Export-import Export-import Bank of China. He served as Vice-director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Committee of Tibet in 2007-2009, and Director Assistant of the Institute of Finance And Taxation Management in the Renmin University of China in 2003-2007. He has authored “The Change of The Economic Power of the World”, and “The Economic Value of State Power: Another Kind of Explanation of the New Economy in America”. He was editor in chief of The Leading Theory of Finance Market and The Leading Theory of Public Department Economics.
Delphine d'Amarzit Delphine d'Amarzit

is currently Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Development, Directorate General of the French Treasury. Between 2007-2009 Ms. d'Amarzit was an advisor to the Prime Minister of France on macroeconomics and financial affairs. Between 2001-2003 Ms. d'Amarzit was Secretary General of the Paris Club and Head of the International Debt Division, Directorate General of the French Treasury.
Gajendra Haldea Gajendra Haldea

is currently advisor to the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, India. Mr. Haldea has previously worked as Joint Secretary for Infrastructure (Ministry of Finance, India) where he contributed to the evolution of the framework and policies for privatisation of infrastructure services in India. His work in the power sector, particularly in the evaluation and approval of Power Purchase Agreements in India is widely recognized. In 1998, Mr. Haldea drafted a Model Concession Agreement (MCA) for award of national highway projects on BOT basis.

For more information on the conference please contact : Janyne Quarm