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Managing risk in Africa: responding to political social and economic challenges [WP989]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • How severely will Africa suffer from Western excess?
  • What is the likely impact on plans to achieve the Millennium Development Goals?
  • What risks does climate change bring for African societies? How accurately can these risks be predicted?
  •  How can fragile states become “developmental states”?
  • How are prospects for prosperous and stable societies in Africa impacted by perceptions of risk among international investors?
  • How can risk in the economic, social and political fields be reduced?
  • How can a stable investment climate be created to attract inward investment in sub-Saharan Africa?
  • What risk, such as consequences of elections and competition for power, need to be taken into account?
  •  How far can regional policies mitigate economic risks through market integration?
  • How can public finance management be improved?
  • How does the private sector assess financial risk in Africa?
  • How can elections contribute to social cohesion rather than conflict and violence?
  • What are the key factors in good governance and political stability?

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