Achieving Greater Businesses of Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa: Job Creation, Innovation and Industrialization
Ian Attfield, Senior Education Advisor, Department for International Development
Stav Bar-Shany, Strategy Advisor, Africa Technology Business Network
Steve Dimitriyev, Lead Private Sector Development Specialist, World Bank
Yvonne Ike, Managing Director and Head, Sub-Saharan Africa (Ex-RSA), Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chibamba Lopa, Investment Executive, Zambia, GroFin
Marco Marchese, Policy Analyst, LEED Programme, OECD
Rob Moss, Director, BioteQ
Ben Shepherd, Consulting Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Henry Thompson, Project Consultant, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Anthe Vrijlandt, Europe Liaison Manager, TradeMark East Africa
Chair: Murray Grant, Managing Director, Intermediated Equity, CDC Group
Chair: Gita Honwana Welch, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Private sector expansion is critical to achieving the job creation required for countries in sub-Saharan Africa to prosper and become significant sources of global consumption and production. However, supporting the growth of businesses requires a range of structural changes and policies such as better access to finance, improved transport infrastructure and increased productivity that can help achieve economies of scale at a firm and industry level.
This roundtable discussion will examine prospects for the scaling-up of businesses in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and the need to develop a shared understanding of the policy responses required in these countries to create the volume of jobs needed to make economic growth sustainable and equitable.
This event is supported by CDC Group.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.