Investment for development

NEPAD-OECD High-Level Meeting on Advancing Investment Policy Reform in Africa

 

10-11 December 2008 - Kampala, Uganda

 

 

DAY 1: the Annual High-level Meeting brought together ministerial and top-level African actors key to investment policy reform to explore measures to implement concrete plans for sustainably improving countries’ investment climates. It discussed ways to engage the business sector as an agent for development and how comprehensive investment policy reform can best be carried through, taking advantage of Africa’s own peer review process (APRM) and of multilaterally-backed policy tools such as the Policy Framework for Investment.

DAY 2: the Expert Roundtable on investment in transport infrastructure and regional integration drew on experience sharing and best practice to identify the factors that are holding investment back in African countries’ transport sector. The role played by regional integration in overcoming these obstacles and the guidance offered by the OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure provided two areas of focus. Given East Africa’s vast potential for cross-border growth and the recent concentration of pro-investment policy reforms in the region, regional initiatives in East Africa for improving transport infrastructure were also addressed.

The overall aim of the roundtable was to make the most of best practices that will help NEPAD countries to implement investment policy reforms. In this context, innovative policy papers and country-specific experiences were presented as a springboard for comprehensive dialogue involving high-level political actors, RECs, the private sector, development partners and technical expertise. All sessions were strongly result-oriented, aiming to support concrete investment policy review and reform at a country level.

 

Documentation

Annual High-Level Meeting

Expert Roundtable

Further reading

  • Nnadozie, Emmanuel, Kavezuea Katjomuise, Ralf Krüger. (2007) "NEPAD’s African Peer Review Mechanism and Investment Climate in Africa” in Neuma Grobbelar and Hany Besada (eds.), University of Witswatersrand, South Africa, Unlocking Africa’s Potential: The role of corporate South Africa in strengthening Africa's private sector, Business in Africa handbook, pp. 169-200.
  • Jill Wells and John Hawkins. (2008), Increasing local content in the procurement of infrastructure projects in low income countries
  • Matthew Lynch, A systematic approach to project social risk & opportunity management

 

Event organisation

From the NEPAD secretariat:
Mr Victor Mathale, Advisor
e-mail victorm@nepad.org
Tel: +27 (11) 313 3384
Fax +27 (11) 313 3583

From the OECD secretariat:
Mr Karim Dahou
Executive Programme Manager
Investment Division
Tel: +33 1 45 24 19 38
E-mail: Karim.DAHOU@oecd.org

Mr Toru Homma
Project Manager
Investment Division
Tel: +33 1 45 24 84 48
E-mail: Toru.HOMMA@oecd.org

Mr. Ralph Maloumby
Consultant
Investment Division
Tel: +33 1 45 24 17 81
E-mail: Ralph.MALOUMBY@oecd.org

Further reading

 

 

 

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