Need for new African economist

National Treasury

The entrance to the National Treasury building in Nairobi.

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What you need to know:

  • Our economists are beholden to the West and their powerful institutions. 
  • African governments enjoy little policy autonomy and leverage.

Africa has economists who graduated from prestigious universities. Some of these scholars occupy privileged positions, where they are expected to utilise their knowledge and generate solutions that could help Africa to shed its dubious tag of global hopelessness.

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