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2016 Global Development Forum: Governance and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 19, 2016 • 11:45 am – 1:00 pm EDT

2016 Global Development Forum

Over the past 15 years, Sub-Saharan Africa has made great strides both through improved governance and strong economic growth. Both of these are now being buffeted by declining commodity prices, a slowing Chinese economy, and broader economic forces. The panel will look at whether the reforms introduced over the last decade and half can withstand these headwinds, what more needs to be done to deepen them, and the role that the United States and other donors can play to ensure long-term, sustainable growth.

Jennifer G. Cooke
Director, Africa Program, CSIS

Melissa Johns
Advisor, Global Indicators Group, World Bank Group

Matt Essieh
President, Chief Executive Officer, EAI Information Systems

Moderated by
Steven Radelet
Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development, Director and Professor in the Practice, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

The GDF is an annual component of CSIS's ongoing "Chevron Forum on Development" series, which seeks to highlight innovative approaches and the role of the private sector in global development.