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Annual Bank Conference on Africa: Confronting Conflict and Fragility in Africa

Description

The second Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held in Berkeley, California, on June 8-9, 2015. It will cover various topics pertinent to the causes, solutions, and understanding of conflict and fragility in sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California at Berkeley and the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region). The conference will include a Keynote Address by Professor Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley and Faculty Director, CEGA), and opening remarks by Makhtar Diop (World Bank Vice-President for the Africa Region), as well as invited contributions by Chris Blattman (Columbia University), James Fenske (Oxford University), and other senior scholars. 
Submitted papers cover the following topics and themes:
  • analysis of the causes and duration of conflict and violence
  • the impacts of conflict or fragility on economic growth and poverty reduction, trade and foreign investment, public service delivery, environment and natural resources
  • the impacts of government policy on conflict and fragility
  • links between climate, conflict and fragility
  • the political economy of ending conflicts
  • data and measurement issues pertinent to conflict and fragility

For more information, continue to the World Bank website here.

Our meeting will be livestreamed, please follow our link here: video.citris.berkeley.edu/playlists/abca

Date and Time

Jun 8, 2015 — Jun 9, 2015

Location

UC Berkeley

Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley), Chris Blattman (Columbia), James Fenske (Oxford), Makhtar Diop (World Bank)

Partners

The World Bank