October 29, 2012

CSEA 4th Annual Economic Policy And Fiscal Strategy Seminar

Announcement

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa is pleased to announce

The Fourth Annual Economic Policy and Fiscal Strategy Seminar, with the theme:

Competitiveness and Growth in Nigeria

Date: December 11, 2012

Venue: Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Sponsored by:

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Global Development Network (GDN)

Plenary speech onThe Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P)by

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Honourable Minister of Finance

As the Nigerian government refocuses on economic reforms and service delivery in order to catalyse inclusive growth and development, the theme and topics of the seminar are timely and highly relevant to the policy process in Nigeria. The aim of the seminar is to share insightful knowledge gained through rigorous research by CSEAs researchers and other experts that can inform policy decisions.

Seminar Program

Participants at the seminar will include senior policymakers, private sector leaders, civil society groups, the academic and research community, the media and international donor representatives. The seminar language will be in English. The seminar will provide opportunities for networking among participants and interactive debates with key government officials.The following topics will be discussed at the seminar, which will be structured aroundtwotechnical sessions:

Session 1:Product Space and Export Competiveness

Session 2:Cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis of education sector interventions in Nigeria

Session 3:Fiscal consolidation and service delivery in Nigeria: the Transformation Agenda

Seminar Invitation and Participation

Attendance isstrictly by invitation. Invited guests should please respond by Wednesday, November 15, 2012 to Miss Golda Nwadike at 08032165872 orgnwadike@cseaafrica.org

For more information on CSEAs activities, visit our website atwww.cseaafrica.org




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