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Nicolas van de Walle

Former Non-Resident Fellow

Democratization Issues, Politics of Economic Reform, Aid Effectiveness, Africa


Ph.D. Princeton University, 1990

Nicolas van de Walle was a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and is the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and the Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. He has published widely on democratization issues as well as on the politics of economic reform and on the effectiveness of foreign aid, with a special focus on Africa. In addition, van de Walle has worked extensively as a consultant for a variety of international and multilateral organizations, including the World Bank, USAID, and UNDP. His latest book is a CGD publication Overcoming Stagnation in Aid-Dependent Countries.

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