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IAD Spring 2014 Symposium

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Development in Africa

April 25-26, 2014

Carrier Ballroom, Statler Hotel, Cornell University

Symposium sponsored by the Cornell Institute for African Development (IAD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB)

The Cornell Institute for African Development (IAD), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), is holding a symposium on the theme Financing Innovation and Development in Africa April 25–26, 2014, on the Cornell University campus. The symposium will explore the complex world of development financing, whose direction in recent years has become a major point of discussion.

IAD and the African Development Bank (AfDB)
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IAD Spring 2014 Seminar Series

African Economies: Structural Transformation and Sustainable Development

Tanzanian marketThe Spring 2014 Issues in African Development seminar series focuses on new realities in emerging African economies and the need for supporting these economies through structural transformation and sustainable development. The series opens on Thursday, January 30, 2014, with a presentation by IAD Director and Cornell Professor of Law Muna Ndulo. Click here for a printable seminar schedule flyer.

In its 2013 African Economic Outlook Report, the African Development Bank observed that over the past decade greater stability, sound macroeconomic policies, improved terms of trade, and blossoming partnerships with emerging economies have widened the economic policy space of African countries. With a projected growth rate of 4.8 percent in 2013, expected to accelerate to 5.3 percent in 2014, African countries are freer than ever to choose their own development paths. The main sources of dynamism are expected to be the expansion of agricultural production, robust growth in services, and mining.

New IAD/CSP Book Series

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Cornell Institute for African Development/
Cambridge Scholars Publishing Book Series

The Cornell Institute for African Development (IAD) and Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP), (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) have established a book series that aims to provide a forum for the publication of monographs and edited volumes dealing with multi-disciplinary development issues relating to Africa. The overall objective is to publish books across a wide range of theoretical and practical legal, political, economic, and social development topics; the goal of the series is to make creative contributions to development policy in Africa while also contributing to meaningful, contemporary studies of Africa and the world in general. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed. The IAD/CSP Editorial Board will oversee the assessment and selection of manuscripts for publication. 

 IAD solicits manuscripts to be published in the series.