Chuku Chuku

Chuku Chuku is the OIC-Division Manager for the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division of the African Development Bank. He is also a member of Faculty (on leave of public service) at the Department of Economics, University of Uyo, Nigeria. He started his career at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja. Previously, he was a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund and had consulted for several institutions including IDRC, UNU-WIDER, African Economic Research Consortium; UNEP, SIDA, WAIFEM, and others before joining the AfDB as a Chief Research Economist.

Chuku holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester, U.K.; an M.A in Economics from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada; and a first-class B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. His research and opinion pieces have appeared in the Brookings Institution, International Economics, The Manchester School, Review of Development Economics, The Conversation, among others.

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    Conflict during COVID-19: Averting a legitimacy and debt crisis in Africa?

    Good governance and debt contingency planning are essential for containment and mitigating the economic impacts of the pandemic to avoid a deeper crisis. The combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising conflict, and escalating debt in Africa is a toxic cocktail that could soon implode. Governments and multilateral lenders need to work out pragmatic ways to neutralise...

    12 Oct 2020 | Chuku Chuku