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Annual Bank Conference on Africa: Examining the Challenges and Opportunities of Firms’ Productivity in Africa

June 14-15, 2018

Stanford, California


The fifth Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held at Stanford, California, on June 14-15, 2018. It will cover various topics pertinent to firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region), and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development.

The conference will include a keynote address by David McKenzie of the World Bank and opening remarks by Makhtar Diop (World Bank Vice-President for the Africa Region), as well as invited contributions by senior scholars.

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  • DATE: June 14-15, 2018
  • OPENING SESSION: June 14, 2018 at 9am PDT
  • LOCATION: Stanford, California
  • ADDRESS: SIEPR Gunn Building Koret-Taube Conference Center, 366 Galvez St. Stanford University