Economic Development in Africa

Jan Walliser Memorial Lecture

Bonn, 04.06.2019

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is pleased to announce the Jan Walliser Memorial Lecture.

The event took place in memory of Jan Walliser, Vice President of the World Bank’s Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions Global Practice until his passing in June 2018. Jan Walliser, who was born in Germany, was a brilliant and thoughtful economist and an astute and dedicated development practitioner especially for the African continent. Prior to being appointed as Vice President he was the World Bank’s Director, Strategy and Operations of the Africa Region. His influential work not only marked the Bank’s cooperation with African countries but earnt him a lot of respect amongst his colleagues, partners and the world of research.

Welcome addresses

  • Thomas Hesse, Deputy Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Christoph Rauh, Director of Directorate “Africa”, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Linda van Gelder, World Bank


“Fast-tracking Africa’s Development through Economic Integration: Espousing Jan Walliser’s Framework” 

  • Evans S. Osabuohien, Professor of Economics & Chair, Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR), Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria and Georg Forster Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation


The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with Professor Osabuohien and development experts.


The event was followed by a reception and time for informal exchange


Datum /Uhr
04.06.2019 / 17:00 - 18:30

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
53113 Bonn


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