John Robert Sloan is an Economist with the Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. He specializes in industrial policy and natural resources, focusing on the transition from mining and other resource-based activities to industrialization and economic transformation. His work draws from primary research and consultations with African member States in order to formulate policies and build capacity development tools and trainings for policy makers and stakeholders. Mr. Sloan has worked for over ten years with the United Nations in Addis Ababa, Beirut and New York, covering further topics such as trade, macroeconomics, conflict and development financing. His papers on these topics have been published by Yale University, the Economic Research Forum, African Development Bank and Tudor Rose Publishing. Prior to working with the United Nations, Mr. Sloan consulted on education policy and workforce development with the World Bank. He is a Fulbright Scholar and is fluent in German and French. He holds a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan.
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