African transformation and aid

The African Transformation Report concludes that African economies need more than growth if they are to transform; they need growth with depth. That is, they need to diversify their production, make their exports competitive, increase the productivity of farms, firms, and government offices, and upgrade the technology.
29 okt. 2014

13:00 - 15:30

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Auditorium, Norad, 4th floor, Ruseløkkveien 26, 0251 Oslo

Ruseløkkveien 26, 0251 Oslo

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13.00  Welcome and introduction
Senior Researcher Inge Amundsen, Chr. Michelsen Institute

13:15 Growth with Depth
Presentation of ACET’s 2014 African Transformation Report
Mr. K.Y. Amoako, President of the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)

13:45  Q and A

14:00 Panel debate
Yaw Ansu, Chief Economist, ACET
Espen Villanger, Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)
Dag Aarnes, Director of the department of Economics and Tax, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
 Terje Osmundsen, Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects, Scatec Solar
15:15 Comments and Debate

15.30 Closing


This seminar is hosted by the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in collaboration with the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and Norad.

The African Center for Economic Transformation(ACET) is an Accra-based economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term economic growth through transformation. Founded by K.Y. Amoako, former Executive Secretary of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa, ACET’s team of roughly 30 core staff have come from every sub-region of the continent, including from Burkina Faso, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and Uganda. More at  

The Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) is an independent development research institute based in in Bergen, Norway. We generate and communicate research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, reducing conflict, and promoting sustainable social development. CMI’s research focuses on local and global challenges and opportunities facing low- and middle-income countries and their citizens. Our geographic orientation is towards Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. See

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). As the majority of Norwegian development assistance is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian foreign missions, Norad’s main task is to provide advice on what is required to achieve results, communicate results and contribute to debate on the effects of development assistance. See