Gender Inequality


Gender Inequality and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa and Arab Countries

Presenter: Mina Baliamoune-Lutz, University of Northern Florida/University of Boston, United States and Mark McGilllivray , WIDER, United Nations University


Gender Earnings Differentials and Power: Some African Evidence

Presenter: Tayo Fabusuyi , Oxford University, UK


Des inégalités de genre à l'indice de qualité de vie des femmes

Presenter: Valérie Bérenger , University of Nice, France, and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane , African Development Bank


Promoting Women's economic empowerment in Africa 

Presenter: Dejene Yeshiareg , African Development Bank

Gender and Poverty


Child Malnutrition in Senegal: Does Access to Public Infrastructure Really Matter? A Quantile Regression Analysis 

Presenter: Léandre Bassolé, University of Auvergne, France


Growth, Gender and Equity - NEPAD and the Renaissance: Myth or Reality?

Presenter: Sheila Bunwaree , University of Mauritius


Trade negotiations and aid for trade


Aid for Trade – Prospects for Enhancing African Trade Capacity 

Presenter: Stephen Adegoke Olanrewaju , African Development Bank


L'aide au commerce dans les pays en développement : des articulations complexes pour une efficacité réelle

Presenter: Marilyne Huchet-Bourdon , University of Rennes, France, Anna Lipchitz , French Agency of Development, and Audrey Rousson , French Agency of Development



Importance de la microfinance dans le financement des microentreprises au Togo 

Presenter: Kodjo Abalo , Lome University, Togo


Outreach and Financial Performance Analysis of Microfinance Institutions in Ethiopia

Presenter: Befekadu Behute Kereta , National Bank, Ethiopia


Social Performance Evaluation of Microfinance Institutions in Mozambique

Presenter: Jose Augusto Tom Pisco , Central Bank of Mozambique / ISCTE Business School, Portugal and Joao Ferreira Dias, ISCTE Business School, Portugal


 Factors influencing the financial sustainability of selected microfinance institutions in Namibia

Presenter: Jonathan Adongo and Christoph Stork , NEPRU, Namibia

Monetary and Financial Regulation


Mesure de la Performance des Banques dans les Pays en Développement : Le Cas de l'UEMOA (Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africain 

Presenter: Sandrine Kablan , Paris X University, France


 Réformes Financières et Rentabilité du Système Bancaire des Etats de la CEMAC 

Presenter: Luc Nembot Ndeffo and Paul Ningaye , Dschang University, Cameroon


 Effects of Financial Integration on Financial Development and Economic Performance of the SACU Countries  

Presenter: Aziakpono Jesse Meshach , Rhodes University, South Africa


 Effects of Financial Integration on Financial Development and Economic Performance of the SACU Countries 

Presenter: Ameth Saloum Ndiaye , University of Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar

Africa and Asia Competitiveness


 Africa's Business and Development Relationship with China: Seeking Moral and Capital Values of the Last Economic Frontier 

Presenter: Lawal Marafa , Chinese University of Hong Kong


 Is that a Dragon or Elephant on your Ladder: The Potential Impact of China and India on Export Led Growth in African Countries? 

Presenter: Mwangi Wa Githinji , University of Massachusetts, United States

Financing Issues


Détection de l'occurrence d'une situation de surendettement dans le cadre des PPTE africains : Quelle position pour la Chine ? 

Presenter: Isabelle Cristiani-d'Ornano , Ahmed Ksaier , University of Nice, France, and Jean-Etienne Carlotti , University of Paris XI, France


Financing African Agriculture Challenges and Prospects 

Presenter: W. Odhiambo , African Development Bank

Convergence in Africa


Why Doesn't Regional Integration Improve Income Convergence in Africa?  

Presenter: Hakim Ben Hammouda, Stephen Karingi, Angelica E. Njuguna and Mustapha Sadni Jallab , Economic Commission for Africa


Les Communautés Economiques Régionales au Sein du NEPAD. Quelles Perspectives pour un Développement économiques et social Durabl

Presenter: Martin Septime , African Development Bank


Macroeconomic Convergence in Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Presenter: David Maleleka , Central Bank of Lesotho


Does Macroeconomic Convergence Lead to Growth? The Case of Africa 

Presenter: Hakim Ben Hammouda, Stephen Karingi, Angelica E. Njuguna and Mustapha Sadni Jallab , Economic Commission for Africa

Agriculture and Rural Credit


The Effects of Displacement on the Economic Development of a Community with Special Reference to the !Xun and the Kwe

Presenter: Talita Dalton-Greyling and Lorraine Greyling, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


Rural Credit Markets in Uganda: Evidence from the 2005/6 National Household Survey 

Presenter: Ibrahim Kasirye , Makerere University, Uganda

Trade Issues affecting Specific Industry


Empirical Analysis of Tariff Line-level Trade, Tariff Revenue and Welfare Effects of Reciprocity under an Economic Partnership A

Presenter: Evious K. Zgovu , University of Nottingham , UK, and Josaphat P. Kweeka , ESRF, Tanzania


AGOA: The Case of Ethiopian Textile Sub-Sector

Presenter: Rahel Abebe , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Trade Reforms and Real Convergence in CEMAC

Presenter: Daniel Gbetnkom , University of Yaounde II, Cameroon, ECA


TICAD Framework for Strategic Collaboration in Trade and Investment between Africa and Asia

Presenter: Nicholas Gouede , UNDP Africa Bureau, UNDP

External Account and Debt


Gestion de la Dette extérieure et Efficience Productive des Pays en Développement 

Presenter: Imed Drine , IHEC Sousse, Tunisia, and Mahmoud Sami Nabi , IHEC Sousse, Polytechnic School of Tunisia


Cadre institutionnel et investissements des diasporas dans les pays en développement

Presenter: Georges Bertrand Tamokwe Piaptie , Douala University/Rennes University


The Impact of High Oil Prices on African Countries 

Presenter: H. Bouakez , HEC Montreal, Canada, and D. Vencatachellum , African Development Bank


Oil and Challenges of Trade Policy Making in Sudan in a Globalizing Arena 

Presenter: Mehdi Shafaeddin , University of Neuchatel, Switzerland


Dette et Financement du développement économique de la Guinée 

Presenter: Bailo Diallo , Ministry of Economy, Planning and Finance, Guinea


Current Account Deficits in Sub-Saharan Africa: Do they Matter?

Presenter: Patrick Osakwe and Sher Verick , Economic Commission for Africa


Reserves Accumulation in African Countries: Sources, Motivations, and Effects

Presenter: Adam Elhiraika and Leonce Ndikumana , Economic Commission for Africa


FDI Contribution to Technical Efficiency in the Tunisian Manufacturing Sector: A Combined Empirical Approach 

Presenter: Sofiane Ghali , University of 7 November, Carthage, Tunisia, and Sami Rezgui , University of Sousse, Tunisia

Macroeconomic Policy


Une bonne politique économique pour le renouveau de l'Afrique

Presenter: Ferdinand Bakoup , African Development Bank


Challenges and Opportunities of Evaluation in Fostering Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Presenter: A. Gakusi , African Development Bank, and A. Sindzingre , Paris X University, France


Challenges and Opportunities in Community Based Dryland Natural Resources Management

Presenter: Malo Meshack, Jeff Odera and Thomas Ochuodho, National Museums of Kenya


Macroeconomic policy space and African economies: an empirical sifting through reality and rhetoric

Presenter: Angelica E Njuguna and Stephen N. Karingi , Economic Commission for Africa

Resource Management


Does Community Driven Development Work? Evidence from Senegal

Presenter: Jean-Louis Arcand and Léandre Bassole , University of Auvergne, France


Challenges and Opportunities in Community Based Dryland Natural Resources Management

Presenter: Omgba Luc Désiré , University of Auvergne, France


Partenariat public privé et accélération de l'atteinte des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement en Afrique 

Presenter: Nicolas Ponty , UNDP


Changement institutionnel et développement durable : Vers une nouvelle gouvernance du développement local et de la gestion des

Presenter: Mohamed Elloumi, Salah Selmi, Boubaker Dhehibi and Kaouthar Kadhkadhi , INRAT, Tunisia

Trade Agreements


Post-Conflict Economies in the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements: A case of Sierra Leone

Presenter: Olumuyiwa B. Alaba and Oluyemi A. Alaba , Bowen University and Flourish Consult Limited


Are the Conditions and Requirements for a Regional Trade Arrangement (RTA) Fulfilled by African Regional Trade Arrangements?

Presenter: Babatunde Omilola , Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


The Economic Partnership Agreements: Rationale, Misperceptions and the non-trade Aspects.

Presenter: Louise Curran, Lars Nilsson and Douglas Brew, European Commission


The Costs of Rules of Origin in Apparel: African Preferential Exports to the US and to the EU

Presenter: Alberto Portugal-Perez , University of Geneva, Switzerland

Investment Climate and Skills Development


Private Investment for Structural Transformation and Growth in Africa: Where do Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Stand? 

Presenter: Harry A. Sackey , Malaspina University College, Canada


Transport Infrastructure and FDI: Lessons from Sub Saharan African Economies 

Presenter: B. Seetanah , Univesitiy of Technology, Mauritius


Determinants of Entrepreneurial Activities and Returns: Evidence from the Gambia

Presenter: Ousman Gajigo , University of Wisconsin (Madison), United States


Economic Development as Problem Solving: A model of Guns, Germs and Steel

Presenter: Yaw Nyarko , New York University, United States

Investment Climate and Capital Flows


Analyzing the Impact of ICT Investments on Productivity Growth in Developing Countries: Evidence from Cameroon

Presenter: Arsene Honore Gideon Nkama , University of Yaounde II, Cameroon


Domestic Constraints, Firm Characteristics, and Geographical Diversification of Firm-Level Manufacturing Exports in Africa

Presenter: Yutaka Yoshino , World Bank


Exchange Market Pressure in African "Lusophone" Countries

Presenter: J. Braga de Macedo , L. Brites Pereira and A. Nendonça Reis , Tropical Research Institute (IICT), Nova University (Lisbon), Portugal



Effects of Corruption and Economic Reforms on Economic Growth and Development: Lessons from Nigeria 

Presenter: Obayelu Abiodun Elijah , University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Corruption and Growth in African countries: Exploring the Investment Channel 

Presenter: Mina Baliamoune-Lutz and Leonce Ndikumana , Economic Commission for Africa

Trade Issues


Preparing African Countries to benefit from Continuous International Trade Negotiations and Complex Agreements

Presenter: Bonapas Onguglo, Aime Murigande and Emily Nburu , UNCTAD


Examining the level, mix and deficiencies in skills-upgrading among South African manufacturing enterprises;

Presenter:Wise Mainga , University of South Africa, Graduate School of Business Leadership, South Africa

Health Policy Issues


Health inequities in selected African countries: Review of evidence and policy implications 

Presenter: Gladys Mutangadura, Adrian Gauci, Bartholomew Armah, Elizabeth Woldemariam, Daniel Ayalew, and Biniam Egu, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


Health Expenditures and Outcomes in Africa

Presenter: John Anyanwu , African Development Bank , and Andrew Erhijakpor , Delta State University, Nigeria