Dr Ndongo Samba Sylla is a Senegalese development economist. He has previously worked as a technical advisor at the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal. He is currently a Research and Programme manager at the West Africa office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Dakar). He has been four times world champion of French-speaking Scrabble. His publications cover topics such as Fair trade, labour markets in developing countries, social movements, and democratic theory. He recently published “The Fair Trade Scandal. Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich” (Pluto Press & Ohio University Press, 2014). At Daraja Press, he has edited three collective works: “Rethinking Development” (2014), “Liberalism and its discontents. Social movements in West Africa” (2014) and “Recent Political Developments in West Africa” (2015).