Job creation for Africa’s youth and access to credit for the poor will be among the topics at an upcoming conference co-hosted by the government of Mozambique and the International Monetary Fund.
“Africa rising” is the theme of the conference, scheduled for May 29-30 in Maputo.
The conference will take stock of Africa’s strong economic performance, its
increased resilience to shocks, and the ongoing economic policy challenges ahead, according to Christine Lagarde, managing director of IMF.
Antoinette Sayeh, director of IMF Africa, said the conference has some symbolic importance, coming five years after a Tanzania conference when African leaders got
together to respond to the Great Recession.
Job creation has been slow for Africa’s youth and access to credit is remote for the poor. The expectations for this conference are great, said Mozanbique Finance Minister Manuel Chang.
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