THE WORLD'S TOP Authors Zambia - Dambisa Moyo ANNIVERSARY Issue 201314






Dambisa Moyo




Named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Dambisa Moyo is a writer with extensive knowledge of the economics and politics of emerging economies.  Born in Lusaka, she lived in the U.S. in her formative years before returning to Zambia.  She received a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a Masters in Business Administration in finance from the American University in Washington, and a PhD in economics from Oxford University.  She worked for the World Bank and Goldman Saks before leaving to concentrate on writing.


In her first book, Dead Aid:  Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa, Dr. Moyo argues that the $1 trillion in development aid given to Africa over the past 50 years has resulted in making the continent worse off; between 1970 and 1998, poverty in Africa rose from 11 to 66 percent.  She goes on to propose a new plan to finance development of the world’s poorest countries.  Her second book, How the West Was Lost:  Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices Ahead, discusses the economic decline of the West, claiming that it will be overtaken by the economies of China, India, Russia and Brazil if changes are not made.  In Winner Take All:  China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World, the focus is on China as the center of the global race for resources.


Dr. Moyo writes for the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, and is a contributing editor to the business news network CNBC.



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