Draft Provisional Agenda - Meeting of the Committee of Experts

1.  Opening of the meeting

2.  Election of the Bureau

3.  Adoption of the draft agenda and programme of work

4.  Overview of recent economic and social developments in Africa

5.  Follow-up to the last session of the Commission: Annual report on the work of the Commission, 2007

6.  Assessment of progress on regional integration in Africa

7.  Sectoral policy issues

•  Aid for Trade

•  Statistics and statistical capacity

•  Support in the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development ( NEPAD)

8. Follow-up to major global and regional conferences and summits

•  Review of the implementation of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)

•  Review of the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus on financing for development

•  Review of progress in the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for the Decade 2001-2010

•  Review of progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa

9. Presentation and discussion on the theme of the Conference – Accelerating Africa's growth and development to meet the MDGs: Emerging challenges and the way forward

10.  Statutory issues

•  Review of the Intergovernmental Machinery of the Commission

•  Report on the external review of the African Institute for Economic Developm e nt and Planning (IDEP)

•  Proposed programme of work and priorities for the biennium 2008-2009

11.  Any other business

12.  Consideration and adoption of the draft report of the Committee of Experts and draft resolutions

13.  Closure of the meeting