Wolfgang Fengler is the World Bank’s Lead Economist in Trade and Competitiveness for the Western Balkans. Previously, he served as the World Bank’s Lead Economist in the Nairobi office. A native German, Wolfgang has been a staff member of the World Bank for 14 years, during which he lived in four continents: First in North America working at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington DC, then in Asia as a Senior Economist in the Indonesia office, followed by Africa, and finally in Europe as part of the World Bank’s new hub in Vienna. Wolfgang has published extensively on social and economic issues. He also co-authored “Delivering Aid Differently” (with Homi Kharas, Brookings) and “Africa’s Economic Boom” (with Shanta Devarajan, Foreign Affairs). Prior to joining the World Bank, he set up Africa Consulting, LLC, and was a Fellow at the Research Institute for International Relations. Wolfgang gained a PhD from the University of Hamburg (Germany). Wolfgang loves travelling and sports, especially football. He was the Football commissioner at the International School of Kenya and was behind the “Nairobi Mini World Cup”, one of Kenya’s largest football tournaments for kids.
- Big data and development: “The second half of the chess board”
- Has Africa outgrown Aid?
- What can we learn from successful companies and teams?
- What will 2013 look like for Kenya’s economy?
- Creating more and better jobs in Kenya
- Data – The next frontier of Development
- Africa's MICs
- Safety nets and poverty reduction: A hand-up not a hand-out
- Living a long and healthy life – Africa and Kenya are only starting to catch up
- “Seven” is the world’s defining number: what does it mean for Kenya?
- Sweetening Kenya’s future – The challenges of the sugar industry
- Kenya’s education dividend
- Why are Kenyans still brilliant runners but disappointing footballers?
- How Kenya became a world leader for mobile money
- If Kenya was a member of the Euro zone – Lessons in managing debt sustainably
- Slums dwellers need opportunities not hand-outs
- Can Kenya replicate Indonesia’s turnaround?
- How price controls can lead to higher prices
- Five reasons why Kenya and Africa should take off
- Big shifts and what they mean for Africa and Kenya
- The Nairobi Mini World Cup
- Will oil be a blessing or a curse for Kenya? – Lessons from Indonesia and the rest of the world
- Why Kenya needs a world-class port in Mombasa
- Kenya’s tourism – Still an unpolished diamond
- How to kick-start Kenya’s second growth engine