Investment policy

Conference on mobilising investment in infrastructure and agriculture in Africa


2011 NEPAD-OECD Ministerial Conference

26-27 April 2011 - Dakar, Senegal


Hosted by the Government of Senegal, this conference was organised within the framework of the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative.

DAY 1: the Forum, Mobilising investment in infrastructure and agricultureidentified key challenges and conditions for increased investment in sectors that are crucial to reinforcing Africa's productive capacities. Governmental decision-makers debated with experts and business sector representatives on the means for:
  • strengthening private investment in infrastructure, including by improving the enabling environment in this area
  • boosting the attractiveness of the agricultural sector for foreign and domestic investors
  • better mobilising green investment for growth and job creation
  • enhancing business integrity in Africa

The Aid for Investment in Infrastructure project was launched during this event. This project analyses the support that development partners bring to improving investment conditions in African infrastructure. 


DAY 2: the Ministerial Meeting brought 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 highlighted best-practices and successful experiences in reform implementation. They also identified key obstacles to the expansion of reforms - along with the means for tackling them.


Conference documents

Presentations and Background Documents


Session 1: Bridging the investment gap in infrastructure

Session 2: Mobilising more and better investment in agriculture

Session 3.1: Green investment for growth and job creation in Africa

Session 3.2: Leveraging Aid for Infrastructure

Session 3.3: Promoting Business Integrity

Ministerial Meeting

Further Reading


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