About the Conference

The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and the Swedish Embassy in collaboration with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP) are organizing a conference with a theme of “Equitable Growth and Human Development in Resource Based Economy: Dialogue on Stockholm Statement for Tanzania”. This conference aims at providing a platform for discussion and reflection to key priorities and recommendations for economic policy choices in Tanzania to support inclusive economic development. The thrust of this conference is to discuss the eight principles of the Stockholm Statement and the way they can inform design of development policies in Tanzania and similar resource rich economies of Africa.

In September 2016, thirteen world class economists met in Stockholm Sweden under the aegis of Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (SIDA) to discuss challenges faced by today’s economic policy makers. Toward the end of the meeting, the economists issued a statement outlining an emerging consensus on principles for policy making for the contemporary world. This consensus is encapsulated in a set of 8 principles collectively known the name of “Stockholm Statement”. During the conference, the participants will have an opportunity of discussing the eight principles of the Stockholm Statement and the way they inform design policy development processes especially in relation to inclusive development.

The events include:-

i. Public lecture at the University of Dar es Salaam on Monday 30th April 2018 from 03:00PM to 05:00PM
ii. The main conference on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 from 08:00am to 05.00PM.
iii. Roundtable dialogue with key policy makers in the government particularly ministers, deputy ministers and permanent secretaries on Thursday 3rd May 2018 from 09:00am to 12:00PM.

guest of honour

Guest of Honour
Hon. Kassim Majaliwa
Prime Minister, Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (TBC)

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AGENDA - 2nd May 2018

Arrival, Registration and Tea/coffee

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Tausi Kida Executive Director, ESRF

Introduction to Stockholm Statement: A short video

Ms. Charlotte Compton Communications Specialist, Embassy of Sweden

Mr. Senorine Libena Communications Officer, ESRF

Statement by Ambassador of Sweden to Tanzania

H.E Katarina Rangnitt Ambassador of Sweden to Tanzania

Welcoming the Guest of Honor

Mr. Philemon Luhanjo Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, ESRF

Official Opening

H.E. Kassim Majaliwa Prime Minister, Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

Keynote 1: Inclusive Development and Global Policy Coordination

Prof. Kaushik Basu Professor of Economics, Cornel University, Ithaca and Former Chief Economist of the World Bank

Keynote 2: Using Multidimensional Measures to Accelerate Sustainable Poverty Reduction

Prof. Sabina Alkire Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Tea/Coffee Break

Keynote 3: Balancing Market, State and Community

Prof. Joseph Stiglitz Nobel Laureate Professor, Columbia University and Former Chief Economist of the World Bank

Plenary Discussion

Lunch Break

Regional Dimensions of Inclusive Development in Tanzania: “A Preliminary Empirical Exploration”

Prof. Marc Wuyts Principal Research Associate ESRF, Emeritus Professor of Economics

Dr. Tausi Kida Executive Director, ESRF

Inclusive Economic Development: Key Issues and Priorities

Ms. True Schedvin, Lead Economist, Embassy of Sweden in Tanzania

Prof. Joseph Stiglitz Nobel Laureate Professor, Columbia University and Former Chief Economist of the World Bank

Prof. Benno Ndullu Former Governor, Bank of Tanzania

Mr. Ali Mufuruki Chairman, CEO Roundtable of Tanzania

Ms. Bella Bird World Bank Country Director for Tanzania

Wrap Up and Closing

Prof. Adolf Mkenda Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East Africa Cooperation

THE VENUE


The conference is scheduled to take place at Hyatt Regency the Kilimanjaro Hotel in Dar es Salaam


For more information about the conference, please contact conference@esrf.or.tz. Participation is limited to those who have been invited.