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Rural Development Program

RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN AFRICA:
STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION,
DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION,
AND COPING WITH AIDS

Background Papers:
INTRODUCTION TO THE BACKGROUND PAPERS
Extracts from: ENTERTAINMENT-EDUCATION COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
A SUMMARY REPORT ON A 1998 ZIMBABWE CONFERENCE ON RESPONDING TO HIV/AIDS
THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF AGRICULTURE IN SUBSAHARAN AFRICA
ACCELERATING AFRICA'S STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION: LESSONS FROM EAST AISIA
CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT
A STRATEGY FOR CUTTING HUNGER IN AFRICA

PROGRAM

Thursday, April 19, 2001
7 - 9:00 p.m.   Welcome Reception

Friday, April 20, 2001

8:30 a.m.         Introduction: Alex McCalla, University of California, Davis Workshop Chair

Setting the Strategy for the Workshop

Review of material in the background statement prepared by Bruce Johnston

  • Basic concepts of the demographic transition and structural transformation
  • The time frame of development and differences between pre and post WWII
  • Do we lack a conceptual model?  No. Johnston and Mellor is still basically valid
  • Do we lack empirical evidence?  No.  There is a lot - East Asia miracle, Ravallions’s work at World Bank, etc.

9:00 a.m.         Session 1: Walter Hill, Tuskegee University, Chair

A Review of What We Know

Openers

  • “Accelerating Africa’s Structural Transformation: Lessons from East Asia” Eleni Gabre-Madhin, IFPRI
  • “The Uganda Case”, Keith Muhakanizi, Bank of Uganda with James Adams, World Bank Country Director, Uganda
  • “Partnerships to Cut Hunger in Africa”, Jerry Wolgin, World Bank/Partnership to Cut Hunger.

Panel Discussion

Question:“If it is so obvious as to what to do, why hasn’t it happened all over Africa?”

  • Hans Binswanger, Chair, Director for Rural Development for Africa, World Bank
  • Keith Muhakanizi
  • James Adams
  • Jerry Wolgin
  • Eleni Gabre-Madhin
  • Ambassador Diarrah

Noon              Lunch

2:00 p.m.         Session 2:  Daniel Sumner, University of California, Chair

Question:
“Are there additional dimensions in Africa that raise questions about the old model?”
“AIDS and the Demographic Transition”, Professor Arvind Singhal, Ohio Un iversity
“Decentralization and Participation: a Lesser Role for Central Government?”, Hans Binswanger
“Public Expenditure Reform and Fiscal Constraints”, James Adams, Country Director, Uganda, World Bank
“Political Instability and Governance”, Ndiva Kofele-Kale, Southern Methodist University School of Law
“Agricultural Productivity Potential, Rural Employment and Rural Services”, Eugene Terry, World Bank

3:00 p.m.         Open Discussion

5:00 p.m.         Adjourn


Saturday, April 21, 2001


9:00 a.m.         Session 3: Eloise Carter, Tuskegee University, Chair

Question:
How Do These Additional Dimensions Influence the Critical Question We Need to Ask?

Openers

  • “The Consequences of AIDS for Rural Labor Supply”, Gladys Mutangadura, North Carolina State University and Bruce Johnston, Stanford University
  •  “What is the appropriate role for the private sector?” Terry Medley, Dupont
  • “What are the Critical Public Investments Needed? - Ag. Research, Rural Infrastructure, Health, Education”, Ousmane Badiane, World Bank
  • “Macro-economic and International Interface: Trade vs. Chronic Dependence on Aid”, Paul Collier, World Bank
  • “Biophysical Constraints and the Role of Biotechnology” Jesse Jaynes, Nova Tero Foundation.

10:00 a.m.       Open Discussion
Noon              Lunch

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rural Poverty Study, David Kingsbury, Atigur Rahman

2:00 p.m.         Session 4: Will Masters, Purdue University, Chair

Question: “Who are the other players and what is the way forward?

Openers

  • “Partnership to Cut Hunger in Africa”, Earl Kellogg and Ambassador Diarrah
  • “World Bank initiatives” Hans Binswanger/Karen Brooks, World Bank
  • Rockefeller and other foundations’ programs, John Lynam, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Peter Hazell (invited)
  • The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH), C. T. Wright
  • Bread for the World, David Beckman

3:30 p.m.         Conclusions and Recommendations to the Summit
5:00 p.m.         Adjourn
6:30 p.m.         Concluding Banquet

Sponsors:

Tuskegee University, University of California Agricultural Issues Center, and the World Bank Africa Region are sponsoring the workshop.  Funding from the Rockefeller and Farm Foundations are gratefully acknowledged.

Steering Committee

Nick Alvarez
Conrad Bonsi
Eloise Carter
Walter Hill     Louis Jackai
Bruce Johnston
Suchet Loois
Will Masters     Alex McCalla
Arthur Siaway
Daniel Sumner