Elliot J. Berg was a distinguished development economist. After teaching at Harvard in the early 1960s, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and Director of its Center for Research on Economic Development. He ran Elliot Berg Associates during the mid-1980s and later was a senior vice president of Development Alternatives, Inc. Elliot Berg served many advisory bodies and wrote numerous articles, reports, and books on development issues. The Elliot Berg Papers on African Economic Development are selected working files that contain professional correspondence, articles, research, meeting minutes, and personal notes pertaining to Berg's work with economic development in Africa. The majority of this collection is made up of internal documents and notes from Berg's work with the African Capacity Building Foundation, 1995-2001. Other major subjects within the collection are civil service reform, learning in aid organizations, and privatization. Works by other scholars are included in the papers, as well as documents pertaining to the World Bank and the Cellule d'Etude de Politique Economique, many of which are in French.