19. AFRONOMICS: Learning from Five Decades of Development in Africa Featuring KY Amoako, Founder and President of the African Center for Economic Transformation

"Looking back over the crises, successes, and development in Africa to see what lessons can be applied now, as the economic recovery gets underway."

As we close out 2020 and look into 2021, one thing is abundantly clear: the world ha... view more

About the Presenters

Dr. K.Y. Amoako,

President, African Center for Economic Transformation, Africa

Dr. K.Y. Amoako is the Founder, and President of the African Center for Economic Transformation and former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Kingsley Y. Amoako is a Ghanaian international civil servant with a five-decade career in African development. He is a thought leader on policies and initiatives of governance and growth in the continent, and he has worked alongside development specialists to address African and global development issues. Amoako is the Founding President of the African Centre for Economic Transformation (established 2008) and an author. Amoako founded ACET following his career at the World Bank beginning in 1974 until he became the Bank's Director for Education and Social Policy from 1992-1995. In 1995, he served as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the rank of under the Secretary-General of the UN. After his 10 years with the ECA, Amoako spent 2006 as a Distinguished African Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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- Sep 13, 2021
Good Series.

jose luis

- Aug 17, 2021
que bien


- Aug 16, 2021


- Jun 11, 2021

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Apr 15, 2021
The world has indeed changed


- Mar 11, 2021
Development is a very long process, the good foundations decades ago resulting greater impact today. During the process the harvested lessons are helping to leverage continous improvement and success.


- Feb 20, 2021
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