Mthuli Ncube

Professor Mthuli Ncube is a visiting professor at the Oxford University, Blavatnik School of Government and the former Chief Economist and Vice President at the AfDB. He holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Cambridge University. Before joining the AfDB, he was Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on “Poverty and Economic Development” (World Economic Forum) and a Governor of the African Capacity Building Foundation.

Content by Mthuli Ncube
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    Can intra-regional trade act as a global shock absorber in Africa?

    Trade is a fundamental driver of economic growth and productive employment. Identifying effective policies that can enhance regional economic integration is an essential component of the new Sustainable Development Goals. In this fourth piece for the IGC, South Asia @ LSE and Africa @ LSE  cross-blog series, Zuzana Brixiová, Qingwei Meng, and Professor Mthuli Ncube...

    24 Sep 2015 | Zuzana Brixiova, Qingwei Meng, Mthuli Ncube

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    Eliminating extreme poverty in Africa: The role of policies and global governance

    Serious commitment to eliminating extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa requires a three-pronged approach: Structural transformation: requires stable macroeconomic policies, infrastructure investments and inclusive growth prioritising productive employment. Cautious regional integration: inviting trade and FDI flows to support regional growth. Improved...

    29 Jun 2015 | Zorobabel Bicaba, Zuzana Brixiova, Mthuli Ncube

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    Entrepreneurial solutions for African development

    Across Africa, entrepreneurs are starting every size, and every type, of business. Many countries have resounding declarations about entrepreneurial culture, and want the solutions to poverty and unemployment to be entrepreneurial, but what does this mean in practice? What are the challenges for African entrepreneurs? And what steps – large and small – need to be taken...

    2 Feb 2015 | Mthuli Ncube