Africa Taking Charge of Its Future: Increasing Domestic Revenue Mobilization


  • Chiara Bronchi, Practice Manager for the Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Unit in the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Ceren Ozer, Senior Governance Specialist, Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Unit, World Bank Group
  • Daouda Sembene, Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Hélène Ehrhart, Project Manager, Public Finance Management, Governance Department, Agence Française de Développement
  • Sufian Ahmed Beker, Former Finance Minister, Ethiopia, Non-Resident Fellow, CGD
  • Representative from Vodaphone, TBC


  • Edward Brown, Senior Director of Research & Policy Engagements, African Center for Economic Transformation
  • Gyude Moore, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development


The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the Center for Global Development (CGD) are co-hosting this panel discussion on domestic resource mobilization (DRM) in Africa to meet post-COVID19 economic and social challenges. African governments cannot rely only on increased aid and will instead need to mobilize their own resources for investments in health, education, and social services. They will need to mobilize their own resources especially for investments in health, education and social services and other government interventions whose social return is realized over 10-20 years and is hard to capture. How can governments restart the process of increasing DRM? This event will feature African Government Officials, private sector representatives and domestic revenue mobilization experts.

Click here to read the background note for the panel.

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Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET

Location: Virtual

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021