Economic Development in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
Thursday 25th June 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
- Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey – Liberian academic, activist and author based at SOAS, University of London
- Biro Diallo – General Manager Operations, Rio Tinto Simandou
- Ade Daramy – Chair & Spokesperson for the UK-Sierra Leone Ebola Task Force
The World Bank estimates that the Ebola epidemic and plunging iron ore and bauxite prices will cut the forecast GDP of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone by at least $1.6 billion. Restoring investor confidence in the region is crucial. So too is developing economic strategies that promote agriculture, create jobs and better reflect informal employment practices. Despite significant GDP growth in the three countries from 2011 onwards, no "trickle down" effect was discernible.
Join us on 25 June as we host an expert panel discussion to identify practical steps that need to be taken to promote inclusive and sustainable economic recovery in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.