The 2009 Africa Emerging Markets Forum was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 13-15 September 2009. The Forum was jointly chaired by H.E. Benjamin Mkapa, Former President of Tanzania, and Mr. Michel Camdessus, Former Managing Director, International Monetary Fun, Honorary Governor, Banque de France

The topics that have been discussed at this meeting are the following:

Implications of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis on Africa
Infrastructure Development and Financing
Doing Business in Africa
Role of Foreign Investment in Africa’s Development
South Africa and Its Integration with and Role in Africa
Agriculture in Africa

Forum Information:

2009 Africa Emerging Markets Forum Final Program (PDF)

2009 Africa Emerging Markets Forum Participants Profiles (PDF)

Africa Forum Background Papers

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Emerging and Frontier Markets in Africa
By Jack Boorman & Benedicte Vibe Christensen, Emerging Markets Forum.

Looking East: Africa’s Newest Investment Partners
By Deborah Brautigam.

South Africa in the African Economy: Growth Spillovers

By Vivek Arora & Athanasios Vamvakidis, IMF.

Structural Transformation and African Agriculture

By Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize (Tshwane University of Technology), Alex F. McCalla (UC Davis), & Praful Patel (Centennial Africa & Middle East).

Africa’s Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation

By Vivien Foster & Cecilia M Briceno-Garmendia, World Bank.