Growth Lab Development Talks: A New Agenda for African Continental Integration

The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

Speaker: Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (2005-2015)

Moderator: Tim O'Brien, Senior Manager, Applied Research, Growth Lab

About the speaker:

A Rwandan economist, Mr. Kaberuka is Chairman and Managing Partner of SouthBridge, a Pan-African financial advisory and investment firm. Previously, he served as the 7th President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), from 2005 to 2015, in which he is credited with the expansion of the reach and impact of AfDB. During his two terms as President, Mr. Kaberuka led from the front on infrastructure, promoted private sector development and economic integration. The Bank played a major countercyclical role during the 2008 financial crisis to enable African countries in weathering the crisis. Prior to joining AfDB, Mr. Kaberuka served as Rwanda's Minister of Finance and Economic Planning from 1997 to 2005. Mr. Kaberuka is currently the African Union High Representative for the Peace Fund and Board Chair of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and also serves on the Board of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Centre for Global Development and several other advisory boards. Mr. Donald Kaberuka was educated at universities in Tanzania and Scotland. He holds a PhD in Economics from Glasgow University.
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