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Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa

Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, PhD, is Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President at the African Development Bank. He has a long and extensive experience in economic and development research garnered at the University of Gothenburg, where he received his PhD in 1988 and later became Associate Professor. He has undertaken research collaboration at many universities, including Makerere, Nairobi, Lusaka, Helsinki and Cornell. He has been external examiner at University of Cape Town, Stockholm’s Handelshogskolan, Lund University and Dar es Salaam. He was a Senior Economist at the IMF and a Fellow and Project Director at the World Institute of Development Economics Research of the UN University, based in Helsinki. Read More

Anyanwu, John Chukwudi

John Chukwudi Anyanwu is Lead Research Economist in the Development Research Department, Chief Economist Complex. Prior to joining the African Development Bank, Anyanwu was full Professor of Economics, Department of Economics & Statistics, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria; Health Economist/Economic Adviser to Resident Representative, World Health Organization, Lagos, Nigeria; and Consultant to the Bank. He had also been Chief Planning Officer in the former Strategic Planning Division of the Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and had had training courses at London School of Economics (UK) & Harvard University (USA) as well been a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University (USA). Read More

Faye, Issa

Issa Faye is a Senegalese national. He is currently the Manager of the Research Division at the African Development Bank (AfDB). Prior to joining the AfDB, Faye worked at the World Bank (Research Department and the Rural Development Network of the Africa Region) in Washington D.C., USA, as an economist. Prior to his World Bank experience he lived and worked in Clermont-Ferrand (France) where he was a lecturer in Economics at University of Auvergne /CERDI and a researcher for the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Since joining AfDB, most of his operational work has focused on financial institutions, private sector development, and economic and financial reforms.Read More

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