Draft Provisional Agenda - Meeting of the Committee of Experts

Meeting of the Committee of Experts of  the  2nd Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Cairo, Egypt
2-5 June 2009

1.         Opening of the meeting

2.         Election of the Bureau

3.         Adoption of the draft agenda and programme of work

4.         Overview of recent economic and social developments in Africa

5.         Assessment of progress on regional integration in Africa
6.         Follow-up to major decisions of the 2008 Joint Annual Meetings of the AUC and ECA

  • African Charter on Statistics

  • Climate change and development – Assessment of Copenhagen Conference

  • Review of progress towards achieving the MDGs in Africa

  • Report of the 9th Regional Consultation Mechanism of UN agencies working in Africa in support of the AU and its NEPAD programme

  • Presentation of the 2009 report on Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness (MRDE)

7.         Presentation and discussion on the theme of the Conference: Enhancing the effectiveness of fiscal policy for domestic resources mobilization

8.         Statutory issues:

  • Presentation and consideration of the ECA Annual Report, 2009

  • Report of the fourth Conference of African Ministers of Integration

  • Report of the meeting of Legal and Finance Experts on the statutes of the proposed African Investment Bank

  • Implementation of the first Plan of Action of the Africa-EU Joint Strategy

  • Report of the recently launched Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CODA)

  • ECA’s proposed programme of work and priorities for the biennium 2010-2011; and the proposed ECA Business Plan, 2010-2012

  • Consideration of the report of the first Congress of African Economists on Regional Integration

  • ECA’s report on the repositioning of the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP)

9.  Any other business

10. Consideration and adoption of the draft report of the Committee of Experts and draft resolutions

11.  Closing of the meeting