Bachelor in Economic, Ohio State University, 1965. Master of Arts in Economic, Ohio State University, 1967. Master of Science in Economic, Stockholm University, 1970.
Executive secretary Council Development Social Science Research in Africa, Dakar, Senegal, 1986—1996. Senior research fellow Center for Development Research, Copenhagen. Director United Nations Research Institute Social Development, Geneva, 1998—2009.
Professor, chair in African development London School Economics Development Studies Institute, 2009. Research assistant Ohio State University Human Resources Research Center, 1966—1968. Executive committee International Institute for Labour Studies, Swedish non-governmental organization Fund for Human Rights, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, Care International, International Federation for Social Science Organizations.
Steering committee project on intellectual history UNU, African Gender Institute. From lecturer to senior lecturer Stockholm University, 1970—1978. Research, teaching fellow International Institute Labour Studies, Geneva, 1975.
Visiting professor, consultant Zimbabwe Institute Development Studies, 1982—1984. Lecturer department economic University Zimbabwe, 1982—1984. Member executive committee International Social Science Council, 1986—1988.
Member Development Countries Commission on Global Change, 1992—1993.
Married; 2 children.