Makhtar Diop: World Bank's boss in Africa.

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The time of the Washington Consensus may be over, but the World Bank retains a vibrant presence in Africa under the regional leadership of its vice-president, Makhtar Diop. The Senegalese economist drove the distribution of some $9.4bn in development funds for sub-Saharan Africa over the course of 2016 by investing in projects as diverse as food security, sustainable energy and youth employment.

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