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Financing Africa's Future: infrastructure, investment and opportunity

International Growth Centre public lecture

Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Donald Kaberuka
Discussant: Professor Sir Paul Collier
Chair: Leonard Wantchekon 

Low investment in infrastructure is a critical constraint on economic growth in Africa. Dr Kaberuka will assess the challenges and offer his views on the way forward.

Donald Kaberuka (@DonaldKaberuka|) is the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Leonard Wantchekon is Professor of Politics at Princeton University.

Paul Collier is a director of the International Growth Centre (IGC), professor of economics and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and co-director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies also at Oxford University.

This public lecture is part of Growth Week 2014| which takes place at LSE from 23-25 September organised by the International Growth Centre. There will be two further public events, one of the evening of 24 September (Ten Facts about Energy and Growth|), the other on the evening of 25 September (Growth, Policy and Institutions: lessons from the Indian experience|).

The International Growth Centre| (@The_IGC|) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. Based at LSE and in partnership with Oxford University, the IGC is initiated and funded by DFID. 

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This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ| or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk| or 0207 955 6043. 

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