Supporting documents and presentations, Tunis, 22-23 September 2011


Trade, Jobs and Inclusive Development in Africa

Ramada Plaza Hotel, Tunis (Gammarth)
Tunis, Tunisia, 22-23 September 2011

The 3rd ICITE regional conference will feature African perspectives on trade and labour market adjustment, employment and gender, and labour market dynamics.

 Supporting documents


22 September 2011

1. Opening Remarks

a. Désiré Vencatachellum, Director, Research Department African Development Bank (AfDB)

b. Emerging Insights from ICITE, Douglas Lippoldt, OECD, PPT

Coffee Break


2. Macro View: Regional Perspectives

Chairperson: Abebe Shimeles, AfDB

a. Regional Integration and Employment in SADC (Mina Mashayekhi and Ralf Peters, UNCTAD), PaperPPT

b. The employment effects of regional trade integration: the case of ECOWAS (Erik von Uexkull, ILO ), AbstractPaper (revised version, 2012), PPT

c. Regional Integration Policies to Support Job Creation for Africa's Burgeoning Youth Population (Kobena Hanson, African Capacity Building Foundation), AbstractPaperPPT

Discussion (Lead discussant: Calvin Maduna, AfDB)



3. Trade and Labour Market Adjustment, cross 1

Chairperson: Douglas Lipp, OECD

a. Trade, Jobs and Growth in Africa: An Empirical Investigation of the Export-Led Jobless Growth Hypothesis (Vinaye Dey Ancharaz, AfDB), PaperPPT

b. Trade, employment and structural transformation (including data from Africa) (ILO-WTO presentation of material from Making Globalization Socially Sustainable, 2011; Marion Jansen, ILO), ReportPPT

c. Services: Trade In Tasks - including Perspectives for Africa (Hildegunn Nordås, OECD) PaperPPT

d. Agricultural trade and employment in southern Africa (Ron Sandrey, Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa and consultant to OECD), PaperPPT

Discussion (Lead discussant: Rebecca Dillender, US Department of Labor)

Coffee Break


4. Labour Market Dynamics in North Africa

Chairperson: Mongi Boughzala, University of Tunis

a. Case studies (AfDB-ORNA/EDRE)  

• The Challenge of Youth Unemployment in Tunisia: What Steps are Needed? (Gita Subrahmanyam, LSE), Paper, Paper

• On Trade, Employment and Gender: Evidence from Egypt (Chahir Zaki, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris School of Economics,presented by Vinaye Dey Ancharaz, AfDB), PaperPPT

b. Effects of the end of the MFA and ATC on employment and poverty, lessons of potential relevance for Africa (Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, World Bank), PaperPPTlink to her publication

Discussion (Lead discussant: Jan Rielaender, OECD Development Centre)



23 September 2011


5. Trade, Employment, Gender: African Perspectives

Chairperson: Mina Mashayekhi, UNCTAD

a. Case studies (AfDB)

• Trade, Employment & Gender: the Case of Mauritius (Baboo Nowbutsing, University of Mauritius), PaperPPT

• Trade, Employment & Gender: the Case of Uganda (Eria Hisali, Makerere University), PaperPPT

• Trade, Employment & Gender: the Case of Senegal (Joseph François Cabral, Université Cheikh Anta Diop), PaperPPT

b. Morocco: Impact of the Crisis on the Textile and Clothing Sector in Morocco: What are the Employment Implications? (Mohammed Bensaid, presented by Marion Jansen, ILO), PPT

Discussion (Lead discussant: Monika Sztajerowska, OECD)

Coffee Break


6. Policy Round Table: Policy Maker and Expert Perspectives

Moderator: Raed Safadi, OECD

Marie Gad, Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, Africa Chair

James Isbister, AusAID, Pretoria

Paul Kamau, KIPPRA, Nairobi

Roland Schneider, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD


7. Conclusions

a. Next Steps in ICITE (Douglas Lippoldt, OECD)

b. Rapporteur’s Comment (Craig VanGrasstek, Harvard University)

c. Tunis Conference Wrap Up and Closing Statement (Vinaye Dey Ancharaz, AfDB)


Rapporteur’s Post Conference Report, Craig VanGrasstek, Harvard University


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