Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte coordinates the OECD Development Centre’s work on Africa, Middle East & Europe and has led research projects on trade, private sector development and development finance. Previously, he was an influential analyst of the renegotiation of ACP-EU trade agreements at the European Centre for Development Policy Management and the Overseas Development Institute. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).
This year's International Economic Forum on Africa succeeded in cultivating frank conversation between high-level guest speakers and attendees. Henri-Bernard Solignac-Lecomte of the OECD Development Center shares some highlights in this guest commentary.