Robert Calderisi

Robert Calderisi studied at the Universities of Montreal, Oxford, Sussex and London. A 1968 Rhodes Scholar, he first visited Africa in November 1975. He has had a thirty-year career in international development, principally at the World Bank, where he held several senior positions. He is the author of The Trouble with Africa. From 1997 to 2000, he was the Bank’s international spokesperson on Africa. He has lived in France, the Ivory Coast, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the US. He is now a consultant and writer, splitting his time between Montreal and Paris.


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The Trouble with Africa

Robert Calderisi
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

The World Bank's former spokesperson for Africa's controversial statement about who's to blame for the continent's problems


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