About the Forum


The 11th International Economic Forum on Africa (IEFA) - organised by the OECD Development Centre in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the French Ministries of Economy, Finance and Industry and Foreign and European Affairs has grown to become the largest and most important annual event on Africa in Europe.

Each year, hundreds of journalists, business people, development co-operation professionals, researchers, civil society representatives and students come to hear and engage with a panel of experts discussing the findings of the African Economic Outlook (AEO), a comprehensive report of the economic, social and political development of the continent and assesses its progresses towards the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals.

The 2011 Forum includes a full day of talks centred on two panels. The first will look at the continent’s macroeconomic outlook and the investment landscape. The second will explore the special theme of the 2011 AEO, specifically "Africa and its Emerging Partners" and what, if anything, they mean for development.


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