Clare Short on panel at the IMF Annual Meeting

Good Management of Natural Resources: Lessons and Opportunities for Low Income Countries

Session Description: Many countries face challenges to realize the full potential of their exhaustible natural resources and avoid the pitfalls that have plagued resource-rich countries in the past. This is particularly the case for low-income countries, which have huge development needs but often weak institutions. Economic challenges include optimal resource taxation, fiscal policy design,

Changes: Successful Partnerships for Africa's Growth Challenges

For the first time in decades, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have enjoyed high rates of economic growth and rising income levels.

The global financial turmoil and the food and fuel price shock pose serious challenges. But the continent's long-term growth outlook remains positive, holding out the prospect of making decisive headway in reducing poverty.