African Economic Conference 2017 – Plenary session 2: Role of the State in governing development in Africa
Experiences from Africa and elsewhere indicate that the State must fulfil its role, through visionary leadership, development planning, strong institutions, active industrial policy and effective service delivery, in order to achieve structural transformation. The success of these policies will essentially depend on them integrating collaboration with non-state actors into the policy design and its implementation at national, subnational and local levels. This session provided an opportunity for leading experts to assess the role of the State in governing Africa’s structural transformation and inclusive development. Experts will share views, challenges, opportunities and lessons learned on the role of African Governments in promoting development. Experts further made policy recommendations for enhancing State capabilities and formulating and implementing appropriate strategies and policies.