EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS 2019

#EDD19

Partnerships for broad-based and inclusive economic development in ACP countries

How best to support ACP countries’ regional and global value chains as a mean to spur inclusive economic development and reduce inequalities

Lab Session – 19 June 10:45– 12:00 Room S4

 

The Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) region includes some of the world’s poorest countries, which are facing a high level of inequalities. Despite the heterogeneity of ACP countries, an important common challenge is to promote the private sector as an active development partner by closing the investment gap and improving the ability of domestic firms to compete in international markets through global and regional value chains. For the ACP group, private sector development is at the frontline of promoting sustainable development and gradually integrating into the global economy. Reducing poverty and inequality is at the core of reform efforts.

MODERATOR
Antti KARHUNEN 
Head of Unit, European Commission – DG for International Cooperation and Development

SPEAKERS
Philippe SCHOLTES 
Managing Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Christine Zhenwei QIANG 
Practice Manager, World Bank

Viwanou GNASSOUNOU 
African Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat

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