The third Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will bring together scholars and development experts to explore various topics pertinent to the drives and consequences of urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference is organized jointly by the World Bank Africa Region and the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University, in association with the Blavatnik School of Government and the Department of Economics at Oxford, the London School of Economics, and the International Growth Centre.... The conference will also feature selected research papers which will be presented for discussion during a two-day event that includes keynote presentations, roundtables and seminars.
The conference will include a Keynote Address by Professor Edward Glaeser (Professor of Economics at Harvard University), and opening remarks by Makhtar Diop (World Bank Vice-President for the Africa Region), as well as invited contributions by Paul Collier (Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College), Tony Venables (Oxford University), and other senior scholars.
For more information about the conference, contact ABCA@worldbank.org.