The 2017 African Economic Conference converged policymakers, researchers and development practitioners from Africa and around the world to make strategic contributions to the achievement of structural transformation in Africa with an emphasis on developmental governance. Specifically, the conference tagged “Governance for structural transformation” aimed  to  identify more specific governance policies and strategies for successful structural transformation, building on existing best practices and alternative African perspectives leading to structural transformation.

It also provided an opportunity for participants to assess the impact of current economic and political governance strategies on economic transformation, poverty, inequality and human development in Africa.The Conference also featured in-depth presentations of policy-oriented research by academics and emerging researchers from the continent, policy recommendations on how to upscale governance for the structural transformation of African economies and societies.

Grace Onubedo participated in this event and presented a paper titled: Finance and Firm Productivity in Africa: Background Study from World Bank Enterprise Survey Data”.