Social cohesion in Africa: Experts’ meeting in Rabat, Morocco, 13 April 2011
Social cohesion will be the topic of the next edition of the Perspectives on Global Development report which every year, identifies analyses and provides workable policy solutions for a pressing global development challenge. Having focused on major macroeconomic changes occurring in the world economy – what we call “Shifting Wealth” - in 2010, the PGD report now turns to the challenge of how we can build more cohesive societies in the new global context. As part of this initiative, the OECD Development Centre organises, in cooperation with the Haut Commissariat au Plan of Morocco, a one-day seminar with the purpose of identifying key policy questions on social cohesion and social cohesion policy in Africa.
The meeting will feature 4 sessions. The first session will examine the relationship between social cohesion and development. The second session will be dedicated to the identification of innovative measures of social cohesion. The third session will look at a particular area of public policy : youth employment through the lenses of social cohesion. The final session will gather policy makers to exchange best practices and experiences on policy issues related to social cohesion.
The seminar will gather about 50 people mostly from the region: civil servants, policy makers, representatives of the administration and of international organisations, academia, and civil society representatives.