About the Author
George Kararach is Senior Consultant in the Statistics Department at The African Development Bank. He holds a PhD in Economics from Leeds University. He published three books: Macro-economic policy and the political limits of reforms in developing countries (ARRF, 2011), Rethinking development challenges for public policy in Africa (with K. Hanson and T. Shaw, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and Development Policy in Africa: mastering thefuture? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Dr Kararach has previously worked for UNICEF, UNDP, and the African Capacity Building Foundation.Raphael O. Otieno is Director of Debt Management Programme at Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) in Harare. He holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Nairobi. Mr Otieno has much experience in public finance and macroeconomic analysis. He has held senior positions in Kenya's public service including the Ministries of Financeand Planning, as Policy Analyst at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and as Senior Research Officer/Economist at the Central Bank of Kenya.