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Regional Economic Outlook launched at UoN

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Caption: Sean Nolan, Deputy Director- African Department, IMF, makes his presentation during the launch.

For the third consecutive time, the University of Nairobi, School of Economics hosted the launch ceremony for the annual Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the Education Theatre II, yesterday 22 October, 2012.

During the launch ceremony, which drew,  large numbers of students, lecturers and the public, various presentations and discussions on various topics touching on the economy were made. Speaking to the gathering, Prof. Jane Mariara, the Director of the School, noted the importance that the launch had as a forum for students of economics to get a better understanding of the economic performance in the region, Africa and the world at large. The School is one of the leading centres of excellence in undergraduate and graduate training in economics in Eastern Africa.

The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation by Antoinette Sayah, Director-African Department, IMF, on ‘maintaining growth in an uncertain world, Sean Nolan, Deputy Director- African Department, IMF, presentation on ‘Structural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa.’ Others who spoke included Peter Gakunu, Chairman, SACCO Regulatory Authority and Ben Ongeri, from the School of Economics, UoN.