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Energy and Climate Change, Meeting in Zambia.

16 May 2016

Energy and Climate Change, Meeting in Zambia.

The 51st annual Meeting will take place in Lusaka/Zambia, 23-27 May 2016. The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will release their joint African Economic Outlook 2016. This yearly report contains country notes with projections and analysis on macroeconomic, finance, trade, social and human development trends and statistics for all 54 African countries.

For the first time, the statistical annex includes data on gender, comparing indicators from the three partner organisations. The report will be launched on the first day of the 51st AfDB Annual Meetings, which will take place from May 23-27, 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. With its special theme on Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation, the 2016 edition of the African Economic Outlook analyses the diversity and specific features of the continent’s urbanisation process, how it is profoundly transforming African societies, and what opportunities it offers for structural transformation and sustainable growth. The report will be launched by:
- The new Chief Economist and Vice-President, AfDB Group.
- Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre.
- Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP Africa.
In the honourable presence of:
- Joan Clos, Executive Secretary, UN Habitat.
- Abdoulie Janneh, Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
- Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, UNECA.
- Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation.

For more information contact the Secretariat of the Annual Meeting:
African Development Bank
Avenue Jean Paul II Abdijan / Cote d’Avoire
Tel. +225 20 262805 / +225 20 263626 E-mail:
Olivia Ndong Obiang, E-mail:
OECD Development Centre, Bochra Kriout, Tel. +33 (0) 6 26 740403, E-mail:  
UNDP: Lamine Bal and Sandra Macharia / Tel. +1 212 906 5937, E-mail: or