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Publisert: 17.08.2018

Africa’s Development Reinvented – it’s all about jobs

4. september 2018 kl. 17:00 - 18:30

NABA, Norfund and the Norwegian Polytechnic Society have the pleasure of inviting you to an evening with Professor Sir Paul Collier from the University of Oxford. He will address the future of Africa’s development– and how it’s all about jobs. For more insight on the topic, see his latest report Escaping the Fragility Trap.

Register for the event here.  

For more information, please contact Mathilde Emilie Thue:

47 959 69 631


About Sir Paul Collier

Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service leave during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is currently a Professeur invité at Sciences Po and a Director of the International Growth Centre.

He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural resources rich societies; urbanization in low-income countries; private investment in African infrastructure and changing organizational cultures.

Recent books include The Bottom Billion (Oxford University Press, 2007) which in 2008 won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine prizes and in May 2009 was the joint winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book prize; Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places (Vintage Books, 2009); and The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile prosperity with nature (Oxford University Press, 2010).

His latest book is Exodus: How migration is changing our world (Oxford University Press, 2013).

In 2014, Paul received a knighthood for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa.

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