Olusanya Ajakaiye

Professor Olu Ajakaiye is a Senior Research Associate at the Foundation for Economics Education (FEE), Ibadan.  A former Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan and until September 2011, Director of Research, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Nairobi, he obtained his PhD in economics from Boston University, USA.

Prof. Ajakaiye was a member of the Joint Planning Board and the National Council on Development Planning, Nigeria, 1999-2004; chaired the National Core Team for the preparation of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, Vice President for Africa, Intergovernmental Council of Management of Social Transformations (MOST) of UNESCO (2000–2004); He was member, National Working Committee for the Preparation of Nigeria’s Vision 2020;  and currently serves on several international Committees, Panels and Advisory Groups , He specializes in development economics and has published extensively in that area.