The 2017 Africa Emerging Markets Forum took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on March 26-27.

Forum Information:

Final Program

Preliminary Program
Participants’ Profiles 

Background Papers

Executive Summaries; French version

Imagining Africa 40 Years From Now by Theodore Ahlers; French version

Transforming Rural Africa: Growing a Productive Agriculture Sector by Kevin Cleaver; French version

Demographics and Urbanization: Planning Cities That Work by Gregory K. Ingram; French version

Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit: Closing the Gap by James Bond; French version

New Threats to Africa’s Stability and Growth by Serge Michailof; French version

Building Human Capital: Improving Education Quality by Kaisa Alavuotunki & Ritva Reinikka; French version

The Neglected Burden of Death and Disability from Injuries in Low-Income Countries by Claude Martin jr., Rolf Jeker & James Harrison

The Impact of Commodity Terms of Trade in Africa: Curse, Blessing, or Manageable Reality? by Claudio Loser & Ieva Vilkelyte


Imagining Africa 40 Years from Now

Urbanisation et économie urbaine en Afrique

Sustainable Financing of African Infrastructure: Closing the Gap

Orthopedic Trauma in Africa: The Silent Epidemic

Transforming Rural Africa: Growing a Productive Agriculture Sector

Building Human Capital-Improving Education Quality

Speeches and Press:

Opening Speech by President Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire

Opening Speech by Minister Niale Kaba of Ministry of Planning and Development of Cote d’Ivoire

Closing Speech by Adama Kone, Minister of Economy and Finance of Cote d’Ivoire

Press Summary