Donald Kaberuka

Dr. Donald Kaberuka is a Senior Advisor at the IGC. He is a Rwandan economist and Rwanda’s former Minister of Finance. Kaberuka is Chairman and Managing Partner of SouthBridge, a Pan-African financial advisory and investment firm. He was the 7th President of the African Development Bank (2005 to 2015) and is credited for expanding the reach and impact of AfDB, Africa’s premier financial institution. During his two terms as President, Kaberuka led from the front on infrastructure, promoted private sector development and economic integration. The Bank played a major countercyclical role during the 2008 financial crisis, to enable African countries weather the global crisis. He championed a strong link between security, development and the environment. He was a Hauser Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School (2015-2016) and is African Union High Representative for the Peace Fund and Financing the Union. In 2017, he was nominated to Chair the panel on the third External Evaluation of the International Monetary Fund. He is currently Board Chair of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and also serves on the Board of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Centre for Global Development and several other advisory boards. From 2017 to 2018, he co-chaired the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development. Kaberuka was educated at universities in Tanzania and Scotland. He holds a PhD in Economics from Glasgow University.


Content by Donald Kaberuka
  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone

    This event in Freetown on 24 July 2018 featured speakers Donald Kaberuka and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. It launched the Sierra Leone country case study "The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone" and discusses the findings of the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission’s report "Escaping the fragility trap".

    10 Sep 2018

  • Blog post

    Financing Africa’s Future

    The costs of doing business in Africa have historically been great, but the socio-economic achievements witnessed over the last decade are considerable. The African Development Bank’s large appetite for infrastructure projects proves that investing in Africa is now a very attractive proposition The socio-economic achievements in Africa over the last decade are...

    3 Nov 2014 | Donald Kaberuka