Léonce Ndikumana is named a UMass Spotlight Scholar

Professor Ndikumana received the honor as a result of his long standing commitment to developing policy grounded in rigorous and high quality research. His recent work has dealt with the role of financial systems in promoting development bank accounts and loans.

In addition to teaching and researching at the University of Massachusetts Professor Ndikumana has been an active contributor to the Political Economy Research Institute’s African Development Policy program.

Beyond PERI and his other research Professor Ndikumana has published a book, Africa’s Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent with co-author Jim Boyce which addresses the problem of capital flight in Africa.

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