AfricaSourceSep 27, 2022
Here’s what a Marshall Plan for the DRC could look like
By Jean-Paul Mvogo
The development progress the DRC witnessed in the 1970s is now lost. A massive economic assistance program equivalent to the Marshall Plan may be necessary to recover what's been lost.
Jean-Paul Mvogo is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. At present, Mvogo teaches and conducts research on private-sector development and innovation in Africa at Sciences Po Paris.
Previously, Mvogo has worked for several United Nations-affiliated institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). At the IMF, he supervised the extractive sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo as an economist, with a focus on production, taxes, the business climate, and sustainability. As a holder of a PhD from Paris Dauphine University in financial economics, Mvogo has an extensive command of financial processes, reporting frameworks, and business constraints. Over the past decade, several experiences for the private sector and international organizations gave him the opportunity to work on extractive industries, financial-institution supervision, infrastructure, information technology, and innovation sectors in Africa. As part of Mvogo’s role, he also assessed infrastructure needs in the realm of major deals with foreign partners and financial-system performances. His work experience at Sciences Po and UNDP includes having helped develop business models in key areas for the mining and hydrocarbon sector (impact investment, green energy, and waste management).
Mvogo is passionate about new technologies and modernization in Africa and researches new ways to accelerate development on the continent. He consistently contributes to the debate concerning opportunities of African markets, with featured pieces in La Tribune, African Banker, the IMF, and more. Throughout his career, he has accrued expertise and experience in implementing strategic management missions in the financial sector and digital transformation project management missions for leading financial actors. All in all, Mvogo intends to leverage solid skills in project management and excellent adaptive capacities acquired while working in complex political and security environments to address new challenges.
Mvogo earned his BA in economics from Sciences Po and, shortly after, his MA focused on international economics from L’Université Paris-Dauphine.