In the month of March, 2018, we commenced @StudiEDAfrica with hashtag #StudiEDAfrica – a monthly chat on educational issues in Africa – on Twitter. Our inaugural chat was hosted by Maty Konte (@konteunumerit), a research economist at the United-Nations University office in the Netherlands and a vice president and project manager for the NGO Women and Nature International in New York. She recently served as a consultant for the World Bank on the regional report on the quality of education in Africa, and has also consulted for African think tanks in Senegal and South Africa. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Aix-Marseille in France where she was awarded the prize of the best PhD in economics.
Her research interest addresses different issues on the role of formal and informal institutions, and governance in the process of development both at the macro and micro levels. Some of her work have been published in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, such as: World Development, Journal of Comparative Economics, Feminist Economics, Applied Economics and Empirical Economics among others. Her work have also appeared in non-academic platforms such as The Conversation and the World Economic Forum.
Please click ‘The role of local authorities in public education provision in Sub-Saharan Africa’ to read our chat with her. Also, you can follow us, @StudiEDAfrica, on Wakelet to get regular updates on our Twitter chats and what we are reading.
You can read her post on ‘How corrupt local officials kill decent education in Africa’ on The Conversation’s website.
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