AERC Plenary Session on

“Governance for Development in Africa”

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Chair of Session:

Prof Benno Ndulu, Governor, Bank of Tanzania, Tanzania

Opening session: 08:30- 09:30

Welcoming remarks:

Official Opening:

Prof Lemma W. Senbet, Executive Director, AERC

His Excellency, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar

First session: 09:30–10:30


Dr Abebe Shimeles, AfDB, Cote d’Ivoire


Dr Rose Ngugi, The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Kenya

Floor Discussion

10:30–11.00  Tea/Coffee Break

Second session: 11:00–13:00


Dr. Leora Klapper and Dr Dorothe Singer, respectively, Lead Economist, and Economist, World Bank, USA


Dr. Elizabeth Nanziri, University of Oxford, UK


Prof Massa Coulibaly, University of Bamako, Mali


Prof. John Mbaku, Weber State University, USA

Floor Discussion



Third session: 14:30–15:20

Keynote Speech: ‘Rethinking Governance in Fragile States’ by Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, UK

Third session: 15:20–16:00

Policy paper presentation:

Enhancing governance for development: Why policies fail


Dr. Shanta Devarajan, Senior Director for Development Economics, World Bank, USA


Tea/Coffee Break

Fourth session:  16:15– 18:15


Public/Private Sector Policy Panel
Prof Benno Ndulu, Governor, Bank of Tanzania


HE Ambassador Amina Ali, Tanzania
Dr. Rose Ngugi, Execudive Director, The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
Dr. Yohannes Ayalew, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Ethiopia
Dr. Shanta Devarajan, World Bank, USA
Prof. Isabelle Baud, Chair Steering Group, INCLUDE University of Amsterdam, INCLUDE Knowledge Platform
Prof Kinandu Muragu, former Director KSMS, Kenya
Prof Paul Collier, University of Oxford, UK
Mark Napier, Director Financial Sector Development (FSD)

Floor Discussion

18:00 – 18:15

Wrap-up:  Dr. Witness Simbanegavi, Director of Research, AERC

19:00 – 22.00