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Africa Policy Journal

Topic / Social Innovation and Philanthropy

Interview with Dr. Celestin Monga (Former Chief Economist and Vice-President of the Africa Development Bank Group)

During a recent interview, Dr. Celestin Monga (currently a visiting professor at the Harvard Kennedy School) answered questions from APJ’s Lead Interview Editor, Brice Ngameni. Dr. Monga discussed development prospects on the African continent and shed light on the voluntarist development framework he advocates, New Structural Economics. According to this seasoned development practitioner, “the problem [on the African continent] is not [a] shortage of funding but [a] lack of good [investment] ideas.””