Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth in Swaziland

October 25 – 27, 2017


The Swaziland Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SEPARC), Central Bank of Swaziland (CBS) and the University of Swaziland are collaborating to host an economic conference in Swaziland on October 25 – 27, 2017. The Conference will serve as a platform to enhance the national development dialogue on the path to economic recovery and growth in Swaziland and will highlight implementation challenges, and possible strategies for addressing them. It will bring together academics, policymakers, the private sector, development partners, and other development practitioners. The Conference will be held in the wake of the country’s 50 years of independence, and will focus on efforts made towards economic recovery and sustainable growth in Swaziland. The conference is set to anchor the development agenda and further refine the building blocks for an implementation framework for the country’s National Development Strategy. Furthermore, the insights and analyses presented in the Conference will provide important analytical milestones for Vision 2022 deliberations, as the country enters the last 5 years of its implementation. 


The theme for the 2017 Swaziland Economic Conference (SEC) is “Turning the Key: Path to Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth in Swaziland”.

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  • Promote policy dialogue and evidence-based policy planning and implementation;
  • Provide an environment to foster dialogue and the free exchange of ideas and innovative thinking amongst researchers, policymakers, and captains of industry, development partners, and the broader Swazi community.
  • Stimulate and increase research on economic and policy issues related to the development of the Kingdom of Swaziland;
  • Provide an opportunity for young Swazi researchers, postgraduate students, and Swazis in the Diaspora, to disseminate their research findings as well as share information with local policymakers and the broader Swazi society on the work they do about the country.