Li Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a senior economic and financial policymaker. As Vice Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank for a decade, Mr. LI was involved in setting and harmonizing fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and in supporting sound economic growth in China. He pushed forward financial sector reform, and prompted major financial institutions to establish corporate governance, deal with toxic assets and strengthen risk management.
Since the turn of the millennium, Africa has experienced a steady and unprecedented economic growth. However, poverty continues for people across the continent, especially in the sub-Saharan region. Unemployment and inequality have remained high. The rural population and the urban...Read More...
Africa is highly diverse in its economic, social and political structures. But the continent’s countries share common characteristics and face similar challenges, such as low levels of socio-economic development, high vulnerability to risks and persistent gender inequality. Africa also remains...Read More...
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Director, Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) at University of Wolverhampton, UK
Professor of International Business at Offenburg University
Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
Director of International Records Management Trust