CSAE Conference 2020: Economic Development in Africa

When: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 @ 08:00 - Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Where: Oxford

Hash Tag: #OxCSAE2020

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What happened at the CSAE Conference 2020 - #DIYCSAE

The CSAE Conference 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and so didn't take place as usual in Oxford in 2020. Instead, we took the Conference to Twitter for #DIYCSAE (16 March - 03 April 2020). Thank you to everyone who got involved with #DIYCSAE by contributing presentations and discussion via @Oxford_CSAE to keep the 2020 Conference programme alive. You can view all the post via the Conference programme or via the hashtag #DIYCSAE.

Q&A with Keynote Speaker Abebe Aemro Selassie
(African Department at the International Monetary Fund)

Monday 23 March 2020

Keynote Speaker: Abebe Aemro Selassie (African Department at the International Monetary Fund)

#DIYCSAE Keynote Speaker Abebe Aemro Selassie (IMF) talks to Stefan Dercon (CSAE, University of Oxford)
about the impact of COVID-19 on African Countries and what the International Monetary Fund is doing to
address the situation.

Thank you to Abebe Aemro Selassie for taking the time to film this Q&A for the
#DIYCSAE virtual CSAE Conference 2020.

View more #DIYCSAE videos on our YouTube channel.

Find out more about Abebe Aemro Selassie and our panellists on the CSAE Conference 2020 website.


 Opening Plenary Panel: Tax Collection in Developing Countries

Closing Plenary Panel: With the Rise of RCTs,
is Development Economics Research Really
Increasingly Asking the Wrong Questions?

Q&A on COVID-19 and Africa
    • Dina Pomeranz (University of Zurich),
    • Wilson Prichard (University of Toronto),
    • Abebe Shimeles (African Economic Research Consortium).
  • John Halstead (Founders Pledge),
  • Anna Rudge (UK Government Department for International Development).
  • Albert Zeufack (World Bank),
  • James Cust (World Bank),
  • Cesar Calderon (World Bank).

Download the CSAE Conference app

Did you know that the CSAE Conference has its own app?

CSAE App Download

Key features include:

  • creating your own schedule of sessions to attend;
  • networking with other attendees;
  • accessing maps to session locations;
  • and viewing key conference information.


View our guides to downloading the CSAE Conference app for iOS and Android devices.

About the CSAE Conference

The CSAE Conference is an annual three day event with a broad focus
on issues that are relevant for economic development in Africa.

Find out all about this year's conference on the CSAE Conference website,
including this year's keynote speakers, our Conference 2020 app, and venue information. 

View the #DIYCSAE Conference 2020 Programme

You can view the virtual conference on the CSAE Twitter account @Oxford_CSAE and through the hashtag #DIYCSAE. Not on Twitter? You can also view the original CSAE Conference 2020 programme on the registration website with links to all the #DIYCSAE #DIYCSAE content that we've received.

For an overall picture of the original Conference schedule, take a look at the CSAE Conference 2020 Programme at a Glance document:

CSAE Conference 2020 Programme at a Glance