Partnerships for broad-based and inclusive economic development in ACP countries

How best to support ACP countries’ regional and global value chains as a mean to spur inclusive economic development and reduce inequalities

Lab debate
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
10:45 to 12:00

The Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) region includes some of the world’s poorest countries, which are facing a high level of inequalities. Despite the heterogeneity of ACP countries, an important common challenge is to promote the private sector as an active development partner by closing the investment gap and improving the ability of domestic firms to compete in international markets through global and regional value chains. For the ACP group, private sector development is at the frontline of promoting sustainable development and gradually integrating into the global economy. Reducing poverty and inequality is at the core of reform efforts.

Organised by


Antti Karhunen
Head of Unit
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
Philippe Scholtès
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Christine Zhenwei Qiang
Practice Manager
World Bank
Viwanou Gnassounou
Assistant Secretary-General
African Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
Patrick Gomes
Secretary General
ACP Group
Hernan Manson
Head Inclusive Agribusiness
International Trade Centre