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Vol 2 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2009


Shantayanan Devarajan

Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank

The effects of the global slowdown on African economies have been generally overlooked. The World Bank has responded with its advocacy of more regional integration and infrastructure development, and a proposal for the G-20 summit in London on 2 April that 0.7% of rich countries' stimulus packages should go to poorer countries. As Chief Economist for the Bank's Africa Region, Shanta Devarajan is the public face of its efforts.

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