Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption - New Frontiers in Public-Private Partnerships


March 14, 2007: 2:30 - 5:00 PM, Orange Room, Egmont Palace

Building policy capacities for a positive trade and investment climate

In a healthy economy and within the context of a sound regulatory framework, businesses can create jobs, drive income growth, and support technological innovation and improvements in productivity. Through these various channels, the private sector can also reduce poverty and support development. The challenge for governments then is how to create the regulatory environment, broadly defined, that will enable business to play this role, including initiatives such as the recently completed Policy Framework for Investment of the OECD.


Dr. Firmino Mucavele, Executive Head, NEPAD Secretariat


  • Mr. Jonathan Coppel, Lead Manager, NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative, Investment Division, OECD
  • Mr. Ross Herbert, Head of the NEPAD and Governance Project, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), South Africa
  • Mr. Anwar Ibrahim, Former Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, USA
  • Mr. Theodore H. Moran, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD), USA
  • Dr. Bernard Kouassi, Executive Director, African Peer Review Mechanism, South Africa

Relevant documents

Session 2- Building Policy Capacities March 5

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