Hosted by the Government of Senegal, the 2011 Nepad-OECD Ministerial conference is organised within the framework of the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative. The conference will discuss mobilising investment in infrastructure and agriculture in Africa. The Aid for Investment in Infrastructure project will be launched during the event. This project analyses the support that development partners bring to improving investment conditions in African infrastructure.
DAY 1: the Forum, Promoting investment in infrastructure and agriculture will identify key challenges and conditions for increased investment in sectors that are crucial to reinforcing Africa's productive capacities. Governmental decision-makers will debate with experts and business sector representatives on the means for:
* strengthening private investment in infrastructure, including by improving efficiency of public spending in this domain;
* boosting the attractiveness of the agricultural sector for foreign and domestic investors; and
* better tapping the considerable pools of employment and green economic growth in Africa.
DAY 2: the Ministerial Meeting will bring together top-level African actors key to investment policy reform to explore ways to accelerate existing reforms targeting the improvement of the investment climate in African countries. Discussions will highlight best-practices and successful experiences in reform implementation. They will also identify key obstacles to the expansion of reforms - along with the means for tackling them.
* More details on the conference can be obtained here.