( Ph.D., Sydney University in Australia), Stephen Adei, a Ghanaian national, was a Senior Economist of the Regional Bureau for Africa and adviser on National Technical Cooperation and Assessment Programmes in Africa at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Currently he is the Special Assistant to the Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa. Before joining the UNDP, he was a senior official in the government of Ghana. He worked later as a Senior Economist in the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. He has published several articles in books and journals on wide ranging topics such as education, economic growth and technical assistance. His monographs, written for the Commonwealth Secretariat, include: The World Bank: Evolution, Growth and Relationship with the IMF, 1986 and Leading Issues in World Bank/IMF- Structural Adjustment Programmes, 1988.
Robert Browne is a development economist who is currently a Ford Foundation fellow at Howard University, Washington D.C. He was staff director of the Subcommittee on International Development, Finance, Trade and Monetary Policy, U.S. House Subcommittee on Banking. He co-authored (with Robert Cummings) The Lagos Plan of Action vs. The Berg Report ( 1984). He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the African Studies and Research Program, Howard University. He was formerly an Executive Director of the African Development Fund ( Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire) representing the United States, the United Kingdom and Yugoslavia. From 1969 to 1979, he directed the Black Economic Research Center in New York City and was the founder and editor of the Review of Black Political Economy.