Programme / Papers

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Hotel shuttles begin departure from all hotels
All delegates are seated

Opening Session [Hall A]

National anthem

Welcome remarks
Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP
Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (chair)

Keynote Address
H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda

15:30-16:00 Tea/coffee

Plenary Session 1 [Hall A]

Inclusive and Sustainable Development in an Age of Economic Uncertainty
Guidance notes

Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank Group
Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP

Moderator: Jeff Koinange, K TV

Plenary Session 2 [Hall A]

Leadership for Inclusive Development
Guidance notes

H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria
H.E. Joaquim Rafael Branco, Former Prime Minister, Sao Tome and Principé

Moderator: Tegegnework Gettu, Regional Director, UNDP

Press Conference [Hall B]

Conference dinner
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Plenary Session 3 [Hall A]

Development Strategies and Financing
Guidance notes

William Kalema, Country Managing Director, BDO East Africa
Sitti Alfeine, CommissaireGenerale au Plan, Commissariat General au Plan, Comoros
John Rwangombwa, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
Koutoubu Moustapha Sano, Minister for International Cooperation, Guinea
Hlengiwe Mkhize, Depouty Minister of Economic Development, South Africa

Moderator: Victor Murinde, Director, African Development Institute


Concurrent Seminar 1

Session 1.1: Inclusive growth [Hall A]
Chair: Mwangi Kimenyi, The Brookings Institution

Abebe Shimeles, African Development Bank The Making of the Middle Class in Africa (ID-399)
Discussant: Ali Chebbi, Government of Tunisia

Alun Thomas, IMF Inclusive Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Selected Countries During the Recent High-Growth Period (ID-121)
Discussant: William Lyakurwa, African Economic Research Consortium

Shantayanan Devarajan, World Bank Avoiding the Fragility Trap in Africa (ID-109)
Discussant: Janvier Nkurunziza, UNCTAD

Session 1.2: Foreign Direct Investment [Hall B]
Chair: Clare Akamanzi, Rwanda Investment Board

Dzifa Kpetigo, l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Participation des IDE Chinois à la Croissance Économique en Afrique Sub-Saharienne: Approche par la Méthode PIM et Régressions Quantiles en deux Étapes sur Panel (ID-421)
Discussant: Riad Meddeb, UNDP

Oluyomi Ayoyinka Ola-David, Covenant University Can FDI Foster Inclusive Innovation and Technology Development in Africa? (FDI-161)
Discussant: Ruth Hoekstra, Ruhr-University Bochum


Plenary Session 4

Harnessing Africa’s Extractive Industries for Structural Transformation and Inclusive Development [Hall A]
Guidance notes

Mwangi Kimenyi, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda
Laurinda Hoygaard, Rector,
Universidade Privada de Angola
Roger Nord, Deputy Director, IMF Africa Department

Moderator: Pedro Conceição, Chief Economist, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP


Concurrent Seminar 2

Session 2.1: Public Finance [Hall A]
Chair: Shantayanan Devarajan, World Bank

Lukasz Marc, VU University Amsterdam New Evidence on Fungibility at The Aggregate Level (ID-087)
Discussant: Alex Warren-Rodriquez, UNDP

Felipe Zanna, IMF Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability: Putting Together the Pieces (ID-333)
Discussant: Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, African Development Bank

Degol Hailu, UNDP Macroeconomic Determinants of Exit from Aid-Dependence (ID-145)
Discussant: Patrick Osakwe, UNECA

Session 2.2: Agriculture, Markets and Development[Hall B]
Chair: Sarah Ssewanyana, Economic Policy Research Center

Bola Amoke Awotide, University of Ibadan Impact of Improved Agricultural Technology Adoption on Sustainable Rice Productivity and Rural farmers' Welfare in Nigeria: A Local Average Treatment Effect (LATE) Technique (ID-021)
Discussant: Abdul Kamara, African Development Bank

Melanie O'Gorman, University of Winnipeg Africa's Missed Agricultural Revolution: A Quantitative Study of the Policy Options (ID-405)
Discussant (both papers): Innocent Matshe, African Economic Research Consortium

Carolin Mengel, University of Göttingen Market Integration and Transmission of Cereal Price Changes from World Market to Domestic Level (ID-336)
Discussant: Andrew Mold, UNECA

Session 2.3: Climate and Energy [Hall C]
Chair: ShandreThangavelu, National University of Singapore

EmellyMutambatsere, African Development Bank
Wind Energy Development in Africa (ID-427)
Discussant: Khalid Siddig, Khartoum University

Khalid Siddig, Khartoum University The Natural Gas Sector in Post-Revolution Egypt (ID-005)
Discussant: Emelly Mutambatsere, African Development Bank

Babatunde Abidoye, University of Pretoria Climate Change and Economic Growth in Africa: An Econometric Analysis (ID-322)
Discussant: John Anyanwu, African Development Bank

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Plenary Session 5 [Hall A]

Expanding Trade for Inclusive Development
Guidance notes

Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, South Africa
Ali Chebbi, Senior Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister, Tunisia

Moderator: Olusanya Ajakaiye, Executive Chairman, African Centre for Shared Development


Concurrent Seminar 3

Session 3.1: Small-holder Farmers [Hall A]
Chair: Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, African Development Bank

Albert Makochekanwa, USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub Impacts of Regional Trade Agreements on Trade in Agrifood Products: Evidence from Eastern and Southern Africa (ID-003)
Discussant: Innocent Matshe, African Economic Research Consortium

Gaston Gohou, CESS Institute Land Acquisition in Africa: Threat or Opportunity for Local Populations? (ID-442)
Discussant: Milu Muyanga, Michigan State University

Somlanare Romuald Kinda, University of Auvergne Rainfall Shocks, Food Prices Vulnerability and Food Security: Evidence for Sub-Saharan African Countries (ID-327)
Discussant: Bernadette DiaKamgnia, African Development Bank


Session 3.2: Employment Creation [Hall B]
Degol Hailu, UNDP

Louise Fox, World Bank Household Enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa - Why they Matter for Growth, Jobs, and Livelihoods (ID-146)
Zuzana Brixiová, UNDP Labour Markets in Swaziland: The Challenge of Youth Employment (ID-132)
Discussant (both papers): Damiano Manda, African Economic Research Consortium

Arlette Simo Fotso, University of Yaounde Disability and Labour Force Participation in Cameroon (ID-192)
John Anyanwu, African Development Bank Towards Inclusive African Labour Markets: Empirical Analysis of Gender Equality in Employment and its Implications for Policy (ID-411)
Discussant (both papers): Nii Moi Thomsen, UNDP

Session 3.3: Regional Trade and Integration [Hall C]
Chair: Adam Elhiraika, UNECA

Jean-Christophe Bazika, CERAPE Incidence du commerce avec la Chine sur l’intégration régionale dans la CEEAC (ID-237)
Dick Kamuganga, Institute of International Studies Does Intra-Africa Regional Trade Cooperation Enhance Export Survival? (ID-361)
Discussant (both papers): Simon Mevel, UNECA

Siope Ofa, UNECA Export Diversification and Intra-Industry Trade in Africa (ID-379)
Simon Mevel, UNECA Deepening Regional Integration in Africa: A Computable General Equilibrium Assessment of the Establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area followed by a Continental Customs Union (ID-533)
Discussant (both papers):Edward Sennoga, AfDB


Plenary Session 6 [Hall A]

Youth Employment for Inclusive Growth
Guidance notes

Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist for Africa, World Bank
Arend van Wamelen, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Charles Soludo, Chairman, African Heritage Foundation

Zodwa Mabuza, Federation of Swaziland Employers and Chamber of Commerce

Moderator: Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President, African Development Bank


Concurrent Seminar 4

Session 4.1: Social Protection [Hall A]
Chair: Heloisa Marone, UNDP

Munshi Sulaiman, BRAC International Incentive and crowding out effects of food assistance: Evidence from randomized evaluation of a food-for-training project in South Sudan (ID-017)
Discussant: Mama Keita, UNECA

Renate Hartwig, International Institute of Social Studies Mutual Health Insurance and the Contribution to Improvements in Child Health in Rwanda(ID-180)
Discussant: Pa Lamin Beyai, UNDP

George Mutasa, University of Cape Town Disability Grant and Individual Labour Supply: Evidence from South Africa (ID-027)
Discussants: Barfour Osei, African Development Bank and Rasmus Heltberg, World Bank

Session 4.2: Institutions for Development [Hall B]
Chair: Gabriel Negatu, African Development Bank

Mina Baliamoune, University of North Florida Trade and Environmental Sustainability in Africa: Do Institutions Matter? (ID-097)
Discussant: Gaston Gohou, CESS Institute

Sylvain Dessy, University of Laval The Political Economy of Social Inclusion (ID-056)
Discussant: Edward Kutsoati, Tufts University

Presenter:Peter Wolff, German Development Institute Critical assessment of the reflection of African positions in G20 decisions - Application of a methodological framework (ID-388)
Discussant : Lukasz Marc, VU University Amsterdam

Session 4.3: Money and Finance [Hall C]
Chair: Abdul Kamara, African Development Bank

Thouraya Triki, African Development Bank Credit Bureaus and Registries and Access to Finance: New Evidence from 42 African Countries (ID-138)
Maureen Were, Central Bank of Kenya Central Bank’s Response to Economic Crises from a Developing African Economy Perspective: Lessons from Kenya’s Experience (ID-075)
Discussant (both papers): Samson Kwalingana, UNECA

Bamba Ka, l'Université Cheikh Anta DIOP Dakar, Régime de Change et Croissance Economique: Cas des Pays de la Communauté des Etats de l’Afrique  de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) (ID-404)
Ameth Saloum Ndiaye, University of Dakar Une Croissance Économique Forte et Durable est-elle Possible dans un Contexte de Fuite Massive des Capitaux en Zone Franc Africaine? (ID-575)
Discussant (both papers): Amata Diabate, UNDP

Friday, November 2, 2012

Concurrent Seminar 5

Session 5.1: Private Sector Development [Hall A]
Chair: Lamin Barrow, African Development Bank

Janvier Nkurunziza, UNCTAD Income Level and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries (ID-098)
Dieter von Fintel, University of Stellenbosch The Inability of Small Firms to Generate Employment in a High Wage Regime: the South African Wage Curve and Implications for Wage Subsidies (ID-484)
Discussant (both papers): Amarakoon Bandara, UNDP

Daniel Gbetnkom, UNDP Corruption and small and medium-sized enterprise growth in Cameroon (ID-416)
Assi Kimou, University Houphouet Boigny of Cocody Crime, Self-Protection and Business Growth in Cote d'Ivoire (ID-018)
Discussant (both papers):UchechiOgbuagu, University of Calabar

Session 5.2: Poverty Reduction [Hall B]
Chair: Mansour Ndiaye, UNDP

Edward Kutsoati, Tufts University Family Ties, Inheritance, Rights, and Successful Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from Ghana (ID-434)
Milu Muyanga, Michigan State University Pathways into and out of Poverty: A Study of Rural Household Wealth Dynamics in Kenya (ID-008)
Discussant (both papers): George Mutasa, University of Cape Town

Baye Francis Menjo, University of Yaounde II Impact of Human Capital Endowments on Inequality of Outcomes in Cameroon (ID-433)
Rose Koffi-Nevry, Université d'Abobo-Adjamé Hygiene des Aliments et Developpement Soutenable: Impact du Monde Invisible sur la Reduction de la Pauvrete (ID-443)
Discussant (both papers):Gaston Gohou, CESS Institute



Closing Session [Hall A]

Closing Remarks
Pedro Conceição, Chief Economist, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP
Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President, African Development Bank

Presentation of Best Paper Award officiated by Claver Gatete, Governor, National Bank of Rwanda

Press Conference