Fantu Cheru is a socio-economist who specializes in rural development, small-scale enterprise environmental planning and resource management, urban and regional planning, participatory research methods, and institutional building and training. He received his Ph. D. in Political Economy from Portland State University. Cheru is professor emeritus at American University.

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The Financial Implications of Divesting from South Africa: A Review of the Evidence (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, 1984)

"Underdevelopment and Unemployment in Kenya" (The International Journal of African Historical Studies, 1988)

The Silent Revolution in Africa: Debt, Development and Democracy (Zed Press, 1989)

Ethiopia: Options for Rural Development, with Siegfried Pausewang (Zed Press, 1990)

"The Not So Brave New World: Rethinking Regional Integration in Post-Apartheid Southern Africa" (Bradlow Occasional Paper Series 1992).