Road to Dar es Salaam
In the period before the March 10-11 conference at Dar es Salaam, the Fund will be focusing its attention on policy challenges faced by low-income countries (particularly Africa). Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to speak at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. on March 3 on the impact of the financial crisis on low-income countries. This is the subject of a IMF report that will be released the same day. A week later, 300 prominent participants will assemble in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to offer their perspectives on the impact of the financial crisis on Africa and the policy measures that are needed to address the key challenges. You will hear from African policymakers as well as the views of the African private sector, civil society, and academics.