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.
The Sahel and West Africa Week (SWAW) is a series of yearly meetings and events of the Sahel and West Africa Club and its partners. Taking place in a different location every year, in 2013, SWAW is celebrated in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, from 25 to 29 November.
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"