Benno Ndulu

Prof Benno Ndulu was a Senior Advisor at the IGC. He was the Governor of the Central Bank of Tanzania from 2008 to 2018. He started his career at the University of Dar es Salaam in the early 1980s before joining the World Bank as a Lead Economist. He is best known for his involvement in setting up and developing one of the most effective research and training networks in Africa, the African Economic Research Consortium. He received an honorary doctorate from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague in 1997 recognition of his contributions to Capacity Building and Research on Africa. Following his Ph.D. degree in economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, he taught economics and published widely on growth, adjustment, governance and trade. Prof Ndulu passed away in February 2021.

Content by Benno Ndulu
  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity

    The book, published by Oxford University Press, is available for purchase here. This book, the third in the Africa: Policies for Prosperity series, is concerned with the challenges of securing economic prosperity in Tanzania over the coming decades. Building on widespread economic reforms in the early 1990s, Tanzania has recorded steady economic growth over the...

    26 Jan 2017 | Christopher Adam, Paul Collier, Benno Ndulu

  • Blog post

    Africa needs smart macroeconomic policies to navigate headwinds

    African governments must take decisive action to navigate the challenges ahead if they are to continue growing without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Effective policies for growth will require regulators and policymakers to make tough choices, particularly on tax and government expenditures. When African finance ministers and central bankers gathered in...

    25 Apr 2016 | Christopher Adam, Benno Ndulu

  • Publication - Policy note

    African governments must act decisively to restore macroeconomic balance

    African finance ministers and central bankers gathered in Washington DC last week for the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in circumstances far removed from the warm glow of economic success surrounding the “Africa Rising” conference in Maputo, less than two years ago. With the IMF continuing to peg back its growth forecasts for the region, as the hostile...

    21 Apr 2016 | Christopher Adam, Benno Ndulu