Chairmen’s Concluding Remarks

Abstract

First of all, I would like to thank all of the participants in this seminar for their thoughtful, pragmatic remarks. Although we all come from different backgrounds, I believe a consensus has emerged from our discussions. This consensus is that to reduce poverty in Africa one must press ahead with a development agenda that focuses, within a sound macroeconomic framework, on investment in basic infrastructure, health, and education, and promotes diversified development. Within this broad perspective, our discussions focused intensively on how to foster the development of the private sector.