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Dr. Raymond Gilpin, Chief Economist and Heal of Strategy, Analysis and Research at UNDP Africa

Dr. Gilpin is the Chief Strategy, Analysis & Research Team. Prior to joining UNDP, Raymond was the Academic Dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington DC and Economics Director at the United States Institute of Peace, where he also chaired the taskforce on business and peace, managed the web-based International Network for Economics and Conflict, and taught resource management courses at the USIP Academy. He has also held senior positions at the Central Bank of Sierra Leone, the African Development Bank, and the World Bank. Raymond was inducted into the Martin Luther King Collegium of Scholars at the historic Morehouse College in Atlanta in 2015 for his work on economics and peace.  Raymond holds a Doctorate in development economics from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and an Executive Certificate in international finance and capital markets from Georgetown University in the United States.

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