MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. James Garang

I am an economist by profession, with a particular focus on access to finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), financial sector development, economics of war and development economics. An assistant Professor of Economics and a former Deputy Dean of Colleague of Economics and Social Studies at Upper Nile University in South Sudan, I am currently on leave and working for the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.

Doctorate, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Current or most recent Employer

Advisor to Executive Director

Time in Post - 2

Organisation Type: Bilateral and/or multilateral agency

Regional Expertise

Disciplinary or professional background

Development (applied), Economics


Arabic (Spoken), English (Spoken), English (Written), English (Primary Writing Language), Other* (Spoken),
Other *Dinka

Contact Info

Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Public Policy ( 6 years )

Education policy ( 8 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 5 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Economic development


Academic publications

Academic conferences


Policy Briefs

Consultancy Reports