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11-12 June 2018 - PIA visit to Washington

From 11-12 June 2018, the PIA executives held their annual meetings with the Bretton Woods and other key international institutions in Washington, DC. The group met with high ranking officials including: Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang IMF; Philippe Le Houerou, CEO IFC and Ambassador Yamamoto, US State Department.

The visit was highly informative as it provided an update on US Foreign Policy towards Africa given the change in Administration as well as the outlook and strategy of the IMF, World Bank and IFC for the continent. Africa remains a focus area for the institutions, with medium term optimism in certain markets. Rising public debt and private sector revenue mobilisation were key topics for discussion and the important role of the private sector in helping to unlock growth on the continent