With Shanta Devarajan and Sheila Page. Discussion of the impact of the economic crisis on developing countries, the food crisis, moves towards a new Free Trade Area for Africa, and the Mo Ibrahim Prize for good governance.
Running time: 36 min 38 secs; File size: 15Mb
Shantayanan Devarajan is the Chief Economist of the World Bank’s Africa Region. Since joining the World Bank in 1991, he has been a Principal Economist and Research Manager for Public Economics in the Development Research Group, and the Chief Economist of the Human Development Network, and of the South Asia Region. Shanta maintains the Africa Can blog.
Sheila Page is a specialist in trade at the Overseas Development Institue.
Links to topics discussed
The impact of the economic crisis on developing countries
- Will the financial crisis reduce foreign aid? | Shanta’s Blog: Africa Can
- Economic crisis threatens to destabilize developing countries – Los Angeles Times
- FT.com / Comment & analysis / Comment – The best recipe for avoiding a global recession
The Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Governance
- The Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership
- Chris Blattman’s Blog: No to Mo money
- Botswana’s Ex-President Wins Leadership Prize – NYTimes.com
- Festus Mogae: Africa’s Good Leader – TIME
African Free Trade Zone Agreed
- BBC NEWS | Business | African free trade zone is agreed
- allAfrica.com: Africa: Economic Community Target Gets Fresh Impetus