The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

Bola O. Akanji

Bola Akanji, Research Professor, Economic Policy Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. Researcher, Consultant, University teacher, her research covers agricultural markets and labor studies, socio-economic policy analysis, economic governance and gender impacts of economic and human development, including poverty, food security and sustainable livelihoods. Has authored many scholarly articles on these subjects and consulted widely in engendering policies, strategic programme development including indicators/statistics for gender-aware policy analysis. A contributing author to the African Human Development Report (2011), member, International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics, Fellow, Salzburg Seminar, Austria and currently Visiting Professor, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA.