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Recollections from senior economic policymakers at the heart of African governments

What does it take to be an effective economic advisor to political leaders? What are practical lessons and tips for how to organize advisory functions in government?


We initiated a program of writing support to African economic policymakers who have played senior advisory roles at the heart of governments in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal is to provide the policymakers with structure and support to gather recollections of their tenure as economic advisors.


These recollections are organized around key economic events and the roles that the senior economic advisors played in navigating their countries through economic events. They document successes and challenges experienced, elaborating the practicalities associated with bridging economic evidence to effective policymaking.

Read our interviews with Prof Benno Ndulu, Prof Njuguna Ndung'u and Dr Sen Narrainen below.

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