Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, from Nigeria, is currently Director of the UN African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), Dakar, Senegal. He is also the interim Director of the Africa Governance Institute (AGI), Dakar. He is a Professor of International Economic Relations. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Leeds University, England.
Until March 2009, Professor Olukoshi was Executive Secretary of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He has also previously served as Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos; Senior Research Fellow/Research Programme Coordinator at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Uppsala; and Senior Programme Staff at the South Centre in Geneva. His research interests centre on the politics of economic relations, an area on which he has published extensively.
Professor Olukoshi is editor, contributor and member of editorial boards for many African journals. Among his numerous publications are: Africa and the Development Challenges in the New Millennium: The NEPAD Debate [Academic Literature, Zed Books, 2006], co-edited with Jimi Adesina and Yao Graham; The Elusive Prince of Denmark: Structural Adjustment and the Crisis of Governance in Africa [Academic Literature, Nordic Africa Institute, 1998]; Between Liberalisation and Oppression: The Politics of Structural Adjustment in Africa [CODESRIA, 1995], co-edited with Thandika Mkandawire; and Africa: Reaffirming Our Commitment [CODESRIA, 2010], co-edited with Jean-Bernard Ouédraogo and Ebrima Sall.