Finn Tarp on Growth and Inequality

In this episode of In Focus, we tackle the issue of growing inequality in Africa amidst impressive economic growth rates with Prof. Finn Tarp, Director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research.

Professor Tarp has some 35 years of experience in academic and applied development economics research and teaching. His field experience covers some 20 years of work in more than 35 countries across Africa and the developing world more generally, including longer-term assignments in Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Vietnam. Professor Tarp is a leading international expert on issues of development strategy and foreign aid, with an interest in poverty, income distribution and growth, micro- and macroeconomic policy and modeling, agricultural sector policy and planning, household and enterprise development, and economic adjustment and reform.

In addition to his university positions, Finn Tarp has held senior posts and advisory positions within government and with donor organizations, and he is member of a large number of international committees and advisory bodies. They include the European Union Development Network (EUDN) and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).

In Focus, a television series produced by UONGOZI Institute, presents an in-depth overview into the key issues affecting sustainable development in Africa.