Dr. Guy-Blaise Nkamleu

Dr. Guy-Blaise Nkamleu


Dr. Guy Blaise Nkamleu holds two Ph.D.; One (Doctorat d’Etat) in Macro Economics and a second Ph.D. (Doctorat 3eme cycle) in Agricultural Economics awarded in 1996. He also holds a master’s in Econometrics, complemented by much special training, including a certificate in the evaluation of international development from the University of Carleton-Canada, and a certificate in impact assessment from George Washington University. For more than 10 years, he has been working for the African Development Bank and currently serves as Lead Economist and Advisor to the Vice-President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked for 10 years with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in senior research leadership positions, including as West-and-Central Africa program coordinator. For 6 years, he has served as associate professor of Econometrics and Economics at the University of Yaoundé, and guest lecturer/external examiner for various institutions across Africa. He also worked with the WorldBank in Washington and has done consultancy work for many international organizations.

He has published widely on African Development with more than 60 articles in more than 15 different accredited international journals. His last prominent publications include the below books:

  • PER DIEM, The Petty Corruption That Hurts: How the scramble for daily allowances jeopardizes the development of the African continent (Book - 2015 – published simultaneously in French and English).
  • Root causes of Food Crisis: Technological Progress and Productivity Growth in African Agriculture. (Book - 2010).

Dr. Nkamleu is a past recipient of the Global Development Network medal for Outstanding Research on Development and a recipient of the IITA-Merit-award in recognition of his contribution to Africa’s agricultural development. In 2004, the ‘Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie’ ranked him among the top 5 francophone social scientists who have realized a significant international scientific breakthrough. Dr. Nkamleu is a reviewer for many intellectual and scientific journals and has been associate editor of the African Evaluation Journal (AEJ), and the African Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics (AfJARE).