The Future Africa Wants: Better Policies for the Next Generation and a Sustainable Transition
Fast and brutal mutations in the global economy today are reshaping conditions for transforming African economies and creating better opportunities for its youth. Efforts to reduce the continent’s dependence on raw material exports, advance productive transformation and increase investment and domestic resource mobilization are being challenged.
Can innovative policies and international partnerships help address:
- the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic?
- insufficient development finance?
- fast rising food and energy prices?
- the reshaping of global value chains?
- the need for better opportunities for African youth?
The 21st edition of the AU–OECD International Economic Forum on Africa takes places in the framework of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), chaired by Italy under the theme “The Future We Want: Better Policies for the Next Generation and a Sustainable Transition.” The Forum is an opportunity for OECD members to engage at high level, yet informally, with Africa’s leaders, movers and shakers on the way forward.