This high-level seminar on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) deals with an especially topical issue at a time when the courageous people of Africa are making enormous sacrifices to free their continent from the clutches of chronic underdevelopment and reap the benefits of globalization. This event is a tangible manifestation of the support for NEPAD that the IMF, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and other Joint Africa Institute sponsors have all demonstrated.