SWAZILAND ECONOMIC CONFERENCE 2017 - Objectives of the Conference

Concept Note And Call for Papers

SWAZILAND ECONOMIC CONFERENCE 2017

Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth in Swaziland

Mbabane, Swaziland, October 25 – 27, 2017


Objectives of the Conference

The 2017 Swaziland Economic Conference will bring together economic policy-makers, researchers, development practitioners, captains of industry, and development partners to dialogue on economic policy issues in Swaziland. In addition, the conference will provide a platform to discuss successes, lessons learnt, and identify remaining gaps on a variety of issues, including the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy and Action Plan (PRSAP); deregulating the insurance industry; transitioning from Customs and Excise to a revenue authority; the relevance of agricultural marketing boards; developing and sharing economic datasets, and public health policy issues. The specific objectives of the Conference are as follows:

  • Promote policy dialogue and evidence based policy planning and implementation;
  • Provide an environment to foster dialogue and the free exchange of ideas and innovative thinking amongst local researchers, policy-makers, captains of industry, development partners and the broader Swazi community.
  • Stimulate and increase research on economic and policy issues related to the development of the Kingdom of Swaziland;
  • Provide an opportunity for young Swazi researchers, postgraduate students, and Swazi’s in the Diaspora, to disseminate their research findings as well as share information with local policymakers and the broader Swazi society on the work they do about the country.