Dr. Dambisa Moyo
International Economist, Author of Global Bestseller ‘Dead Aid’
Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs. In 2009, she was named by Time Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum. She famously wrote a book, ‘Dead Aid’, that blames foreign economic assistance for Africa's poverty and corruption. In 2009 Moyo was featured in Oprah Winfrey's power list of 20 remarkable visionaries.
Dambisa Moyo completed a Doctorate in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C.. Her writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications including the Financial Times, the Economist and the Wall Street Journal. Head of Economic Research and Strategy, she worked at Goldman Sachs for nearly a decade, and also at the World Bank in Washington D.C. In 2009, she spoke at the TEDx conference at the EU Parliament and has appeared as a guest on networks such as CNN, CNBC, BBC and Fox Business.
Dambisa Moyo is a sub-Saharan Africa economic specialist who describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth. Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, she offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world’s poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty—without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance.
How she presents
Dambisa Moyo is young, African, great on television, and a natural pundit. While she isn’t the only person to say that the billions of dollars worth of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to Africa has been, for the most part, ineffective, she has probably done the best job saying so.
She presents in English.