In Focus: Domestic Resource Mobilisation

In Focus: Domestic Resource Mobilisation

Date: October 04, 2018

Guest: Prof. Njuguna Ndung'u

In this episode of In Focus, we interview Prof. Njuguna Ndung'u, Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya on domestic resource mobilisation in Africa.

Prof. Njuguna Ndung'u

Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u joined African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) on 01st September, 2018 as Executive Director. He is an Associate Professor of economics at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and has been the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya from March 2007 to March 2015, having completed the two terms of 4 years each as set by the law. He was the first Governor in Kenya to complete two terms since the law was put in place in 1982.

Prior to his appointment as Governor, Prof. Ndung’u was the Director of Training at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), a capacity building network in Africa in economic policy and analytical capacity. He has taught economics at the University of Nairobi, has worked with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and at the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), a government think-tank as a Principal Researcher. This is where he led the team to develop a macro model for Kenya in 2001 and it has been used as a training tool by most countries in eastern and southern Africa region since.