The Forum is the annual meeting of policy-makers, economists and researchers working on and with Africa. The Forum is organised by the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the French government, as well as the European Union.
Members of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) will discuss the 2013-2014 agro-pastoral campaign, the food and nutritional status and propose measures to address any localised crises. The RPCA will also host the Senior Experts' Group of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) which will take stock of the progress made in identifying national resilience priorities of Sahelian and West African countries.
The OECD supports the development of policy initiatives to improve the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises in selected Southern African economies. The Network will undertake surveys of country practices and in-depth case studies of SOEs, benchmarking them against the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises.
"Africa is beginning to realise more and more its great economic and social potential. Several African countries have been growing faster than OECD countries in the past few years. With an emerging middle class, a new generation of innovative entrepreneurs, increasing school enrolment and significant advancement in the use of information and telecommunications technologies (ICT), Africa is beginning to reap the benefits of deeper integration into the world economy"