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Mozambique: Inclusive Growth Seminar 2011

 Seminar on Growth, Transformation, And Job Creation
February 9-11, 2011, Maputo, Mozambique

 Government of Mozambique
in collaboration with, DIFID, World Bank and IMF

The Government of Mozambique, in close coordination with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the African Development Bank, and United Kingdom DFID organized a high-level conference on the challenges for economic growth and job creation for Mozambique. The conference took place in Maputo from February 9-11, 2011, with over 100 participants from the government, central bank, civil society, private sector, academia, and development partners. The conclusions of the conference were discussed in a ministerial meeting on February 11, 2011, chaired by His Excellency the Prime Minister. The World Bank and IMF staffs were invited to join the policymakers’ discussions.

 

During the conference numbers of presentations on various areas were presented by specialists from Mozambique and other countries. 

 February 9

 

8.30am – 9.00am

·         Introductory remarks by H.E. Aiuba Cuereneia, Minister of Planning and Development

PART I:  Boosting Agricultural Production to

Reduce Rural Poverty
(Moderator:  H.E. Pedro Couto, Vice Minister, MoF)

9.30am – 10.45am

·         Presentations: Agriculture and Economic Development Overview

o   The role of agriculture in economic development (Alex McCalla, ex-UC Davies)
[Portuguese Version (ppt)]                                                [EnglishVersion (ppt)] 

o   The state of Mozambique’s agriculture and challenges for poverty (Rafael M. Uaiene, CEPAGRI-MINAG)
                                                                                         [English Version (ppt)]    

o   Emplyment and Job creation in Mozambique  (WB – Louise Fox)
[Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                 [English Version (ppt)] 
 

 

·         Open debate; 

 

Coffee break: 10.45am – 11.00am

 

11.00am – 12.30pm

·         Presentations: Commercial Agriculture and Poverty Reduction

o   Awakening Africa’s Sleeping Giant – Lessons for raising agricultural competitiveness (World Bank – Michael Morris)
[Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                 [English Version (ppt)] 
 

o   Brazil’s secret: Lifting 30 million out of poverty EMBRAPA – Gerald Eugenio)
[Portuguese version (pdf)]                                             

 

·         Open debate; 

  

Lunch break:  12.30pm- 1.30pm

1.30pm – 3.00pm

·         Presentations: Improving Productivity and Value-addition

o   Removing technology constraints (Douglas Gollin – Williams College/Yale University)
[Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                 [English Version (Pdf)] 

o   Tapping the agro value chain: Lessons from recent Mozambican experience (Professor Firmino Mucavele) 
                                                                                         [English Version (ppt)] 

·         Open debate; 

 

Coffee break: 3.00pm – 3.15pm

 

3.15pm – 4.30pm

·         Presentations: Land Policy and Rural Development Reforms

o   Improving land use in Mozambique: Valuation, taxation, and land use planning (World Bank – Klaus Deininger) 
                                                                                         [English Version (ppt)]  

o   Rural Development Reforms in China (World Bank – Guo Li) 
[Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                 [English Version (ppt)]   

·         Open debate; 

  

4.30pm – 5.30pm

·         Session Wrap-up moderated by Govt (Roberto Mito?) and Michael Morris (to be confirmed)

o   What are the priorities that warrant further elaboration in a Inter-ministerial/multi-donor working group?

o   How to brief the Ministers’ Roundtable on priorities and next steps

 

PART II:  Productive Transformation, Growth, and Job Creation

(Moderator:  Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist, Africa Region, WB)

 

February 10

8.30am – 9.15am

·         Presentations: Policies for Inclusive Growth

o   Macroeconomics and Policies of Inclusive Growth ( IMF – Victor Lledo & Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu)

     [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                      [English Version (ppt)]  
 

·         Open debate; 

  

9.15am – 11.00am

·         Presentations: Promoting Job Creation 

o   Industrialization in China – TVE and the role of the informal sector (Albert Park, University of Oxford)

       [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                  [English Version (ppt)]

o   Ideas for building technical skills in Mozambique (Tjaart van Staden, TMA) 

     [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                   [English Version (ppt)]   

o   Public works schemes for youth employment (Manuel Salazar, WB) 

     [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                      
 

 ·         Open debate; 

 

Coffee break: 11.00am – 11.15am

 

11.15am – 12.45pm

 ·         Presentations: Policies for Private Sector Development

o   Removing constraints and facilitating productive activity and productivity gains: Passive and Active policies (Jose Luis Guasch, WB)

     [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                  [English Version (ppt)] 

o   Industrial Policy in the Penang Zone, Malaysia (Ganesh Rasagam, WB)

     [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                   [English Version (ppt)]  

 

  ·         Open debate; 

 

Lunch:  12.45pm – 1.30pm

 

o "Development 3.0: What to do when governments and market fail poor people" (Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist, Africa Region, WB)
[Portuguese version (ppt)]                                                      [English Version (ppt)]
 

 

                    Open debate; 

 

 1.30pm – 3.15pm

 

·         Presentations: Integrated Spatial Planning

o   Infrastructure Planning and Financing (Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist, AfDB) 

     [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                      [English Version (ppt)]  

o   Spatial Development Integration (Paul Jordan – MTC), 

     [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                         

o   Government Initiatives for Nacala and Tete regions (MPD/GAZEDA

     [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                           

 

·         Open debate; 

 

Coffee break: 3.15pm – 3.30pm

 

3.30pm – 4.45pm

·         Presentations: Fiscal Policies for Inclusive Grow

 o   Fiscal Policies for Inclusive Growth (IMF – Abdoul Wane)

     [Portuguese Version (ppt)]                                      [English version (ppt)] 

 o   Public Investment Strategy for Growth (Carlos Castel-Branco, Director IESE Think Tank)

     [Portuguese version (ppt)]                                       

 


4.45pm – 5.30pm

·         Session Wrap-up moderated by Dr. Antonio Cruz (MPD) and John Panzer (WB)

 o   What are the priorities that warrant further elaboration in a Inter-ministerial/multi-donor working group?

 o   How to brief the Ministers’ Roundtable on priorities and next steps

  

6.00pm – 8.00pm

·         Cocktail reception hosted by the Government of Mozambique


PART III:  High-level round table

February 11

 2.30 pm - Trsnaformation and Productive Sectors and Job Creation

·         Presentations:

 o   GOM: Summary of priorities and issues emerging from tecnical sessions  (Dr. Antonio Cruz, DNEAP-MPD,)
[Portuguese version (ppt)] 

 o   Condensed presentation on macro/fiscal policies, transformatin of the productive sectors, and job creation:

 o  John Panzer, WB

                                                                                                [English version (ppt)] 

 o  Johannes Mueller, IMF 

        [Portuese version (ppt)]                                        [English version (ppt)] 

·         Open debate; 

         Reinvigorating Agriculture and Rural Development  

·         Presentations:

 o   GOM: Summary of priorities and issues emerging from tecnical sessions  (Dr. Antonio Cruz, DNEAP-MPD,)

 o   Condensed presentation on rural development, Michael Morris, WB

[Portuese version (ppt)]                                        [English version (ppt)] 

 

       ·         Open discusion 

 

4.15 pm – 4.30 pm Closing Remarks by H.E. Prime Minister Aires Bonifacio Ali

 




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