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Aifa Fatimata Ndoye Niane joined the World Bank in October 2011 as an agricultural economist based in Dakar, Senegal. Her work at the... Read more »
Aletheia Donald is an economist working at the Gender Innovation Lab, within the World Bank’s Africa Chief Economist Office. Her current... Read more »
Lex Huurdeman is a Senior Oil and Gas Expert at the World Bank. Lex brings senior leadership with over 30 years of... Read more »
Ali Zafar is currently Senior Economist in the Africa Region of the World Bank and has operational experience in several regions of the... Read more »
Anne Dronnier is a Communications Officer in the World Bank's Africa Region dedicated to art and development and where the two intersect. Read more »
Anne Bakilana is a Senior Economist (Health) at the World Bank, with years of experience of research in multiple sectors including in... Read more »
Anne is the online web and social media editor for Francophone Africa. A former journalist, she covered Hollywood, Silicon Valley,... Read more »
Based in Nairobi, Asa Torkelsson currently leads the integration of gender for the World Bank Kenya program. Throughout her career she... Read more »
Awa Sanou is a  Phd Sudent and Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource... Read more »
Dr. Ayodeji  Oluwole Odutolu is a Senior Health Specialist in the Africa Region at the World Bank. He is a medical graduate of... Read more »
Bekele Shiferaw is the Executive Director of the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP). He is a development and resource... Read more »
Beldina Auma is a Senior Communications Officer in the World Bank’s Africa Region. She works on various aspects of communications:... Read more »
Bolarin T. Omonona, a reader in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria is actively... Read more »
Caroline Kende-Robb is the Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel, a foundation Chaired by Kofi Annan. She is currently on... Read more »
Chakib Jenane works with the World Bank’s Global Food and Agriculture Practice (GFADR), focusing primarily on programs promoting... Read more »
Chantal Rigaud is a Communications Associate in the Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) managed by the Post... Read more »

Christoph Pusch leads the Disaster Risk Management Practice Group in Africa, as well as the World Bank’s Global Expert Team on Disas... Read more »

Collin Namayuba Nabiswa is a blogger for The Motley Fool, and a project supervisor for the SAJEKI Agency, a marketing... Read more »
Cristina Panasco Santos is a Senior Education Specialist in the Human Development Department of the World Bank's Africa Region. From 2006... Read more »
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David is a Senior Economist in the Chief Economist's Office for the Africa Region of the World Bank. He coordinates impact evaluation... Read more »
Delia Banda is a student of Zambia’s Copperbelt University. She recently won “Best Debater” during a televised debate series on jobs and... Read more »
Deon Filmer is a Lead Economist at the World Bank. He has published research in the areas of education, health, social protection and... Read more »
Diariétou Gaye, a Senegalese national, joined the Bank in January 1996 as a Country Economist, after serving in the Ministry of Economy... Read more »
Eduard Bos is Lead Population Specialist in the Health, Nutrition, and Population unit of the World Bank’s Africa Region Human... Read more »
Eliana Carranza is a Senior Economist and Technical Adviser of the Gender Innovation Lab, a gender-focused impact evaluation group based... Read more »
Ellen McCullough is a PhD candidate in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics at Cornell University. She plans to graduate in... Read more »
Emmanuel Maina Djoulde is the Director of International Cooperation for the Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon. Read more »
Espen Beer Prydz is an Economist working on issues of poverty, inequality and survey methods in the World Bank’s Development Research... Read more »
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Ethel Sennhauser is the Director of the Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank. The Practice has a threefold focus: Climate-s... Read more »

A native of Cote d’Ivoire, Mr. Ouayoro has extensive operational experience and a firm grasp of the challenges related to working in... Read more »
Francesco Strobbe is a Senior Financial Economist with the World Bank Group (WBG).  Over the past four years he has been responsible... Read more »
Frederick Owegi works as an Economist in the World Bank's Nairobi office. Read more »
Gaël Giraud is a French economist, specialized in general equilibrium theory, game theory, finance and energy issues. He is Chief... Read more »
Gareth Austin is a professor of African and comparative economic history at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. After... Read more »
Gessye is a Fulbright alumni holding a Masters of Arts in International Development, with a focus on Social Entrepreneurship from... Read more »
Greg Toulmin, a UK national, has been working in development since 1978. His early experience, gained with DFID and its predecessors,... Read more »
Guang Zhe Chen, a Chinese national, joined the World Bank in 1997. Trained as a development economist, Mr. Chen has over 20 years of... Read more »
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Himdat Bayusuf is a consultant working on higher, basic and secondary education for the World Bank in Africa Read more »

Ian Bannon is currently the Acting Country Director for Sudan at the World Bank. Prior to this, Bannon was Sector ... Read more »

Jacques Morisset is the World Bank Lead Economist in Madagascar. After getting his PhD in Economics from the University of Geneva, he has... Read more »
Jean-Claude Devèze, ingénieur agronome, socioéconomiste, a longtemps travaillé à l'AFD. Il a publié en 1996 Le réveil des campagnes... Read more »
Jeanette is a communications and social media consultant for the World Bank's African Diaspora Program. She studied development... Read more »
Johannes Zutt, a Dutch national, has been active in development since 1990. His early experience involved program planning, and... Read more »
I am an agriculturalist by training with graduate degrees in Crop Science. I work in the Uganda Country Office of the World Bank as a... Read more »
Juliet Pumpuni is a Senior Energy Specialist in the World Bank’s Africa Energy Group. She is also the task team leader for the Biomass... Read more »
Jumana Qamruddin is a Health, Nutrition and Population Operational Officer at the Africa Region. She is involved in disease control and... Read more »
Kabine Komara is the High Commissioner of the Senegal River Basin Development Organization (OMVS).  Read more »

Kathleen Beegle is a World Bank Program Leader for Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, based in Accra, Ghana. She covers the sectors o... Read more »

Keziah Muthembwa works as a Communications Officer in the World Bank's Nairobi office, where she provides support to communication,... Read more »
Since 2007, Kristina Nwazota has worked for the World Bank Africa Region as the regional Online Communications Officer in charge of... Read more »
Leonard Wantchekon is a professor of politics and an associated member of the economics faculty at Princeton University. Prior to working... Read more »
Louise Croneborg works in southern Africa as a Water Resources Management Specialist for the World Bank. She believes that leaving the... Read more »

Lucio Monari has been Sector Manager for Africa Energy group since September 2011. Before joining the Africa Region, Mr. Monari was... Read more »

Mahjabeen Haji is an Economist with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) team in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania). Prior to... Read more »

Makhtar Diop, a former Senegalese Economy and Finance Minister, is the World Bank’s Vice President for its Africa region. From 2009-... Read more »

Malcolm Ehrenpreis works to turn the evidence from the World Bank's Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab into policy . He joined the lab... Read more »
Originally from Zambia, Maleele Choongo is a passionate member of the African Diaspora. She is interested in gender, youth, and... Read more »
Marcela Valdivia is Fulbright scholar and Graduate Student at Georgetown University. She is currently a short term consultant at the... Read more »
Marjo Koivisto works as private sector development specialist in Africa Finance and Private Sector Development, Washington DC. She is a... Read more »
Mark Thomas is Sector Manager for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management in the Africa Region of the World Bank.
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Martha Nasipwondi Wakoli most recently served as an intern for the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project in Nairobi. Her blog... Read more »
Matthias Cinyabuguma is a Senior Economist at the World Bank working on Senegal. Prior to that he worked as professor of Economics at the... Read more »

Mauro Azeredo is the World Bank's communications officer for Brazil and responsible for developing and managing the Bank’s communica... Read more »

Menberu Allebachew is a senior land administration specialist for the World Bank in Ethiopia. Read more »

Meritxell Martinez is an International Finance Corporation (IFC) operations officer in charge of coordinating a country program gear... Read more »

Mike is a Business Incubation Specialist with infoDev and joined the team after working with infoDev's Climate Technology Program,... Read more »
Miriam Schneidman is a Lead Health Specialist in the Africa Region of the World Bank.  She has more than 30 years of experience... Read more »
Coordinates CPJ's campaigning efforts in 43 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Since joining CPJ in 2006, Keita has reported on and... Read more »
Mohammed Dalil Essakali, a Senior Infrastructure Economist, is the World Bank team leader for the Goma Airport Safety Improvement Project... Read more »
Originally from Ghana, Nicole Amarteifio has developed communication strategies for the Government of Ghana as well as for the United... Read more »
Obiageli "Oby" Ezekwesili, a Nigerian national, was appointed Vice President for the World Bank's Africa Region in 2007. She oversees... Read more »
Olatunbosun Obayomi is a microbiologist and inventor from Lagos, Nigeria. Obayomi's research spans hydrogen biogas reactors, ecological... Read more »
Owen Ozier is an economist in the Human Development unit of the Development Research Group. He received his M.Eng. and B.S. degrees in... Read more »
Paul Brenton is the Trade Practice Leader in the Africa Region of the World Bank and is co-editor of the recently released book De... Read more »
Prior to his appointment as Sector Manager Mr. Materu was Program Leader for higher education in the Africa Region, Cluster Leader for 16... Read more »
Pierre Strauss has worked as an economist with the World Bank Africa Region's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management team since 2009.... Read more »
Rachel K. Sebudde is a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Africa, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit. She has over 15 years... Read more »
Rafael Saute is a Senior Communications Specialist at the World Bank, based in Mozambique.  His experience in communications spans... Read more »
Rakhi Bhavnani is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist working in the area of disaster reconstruction, risk reduction, and rapid... Read more »
Ravi Kanbur is T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs at Cornell University. He holds a bachelor's degree from Cambridge and a doctorate... Read more »
Richard Cambridge joined the World Bank as a Young Professional and has undertaken a variety of assignments. He has served as the... Read more »

Richard Scobey is a Senior Advisor and Deputy to the Director General, IEG.

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Rita Oulai is an International Finance Corporation (IFC) consultant working in microfinance and digital finance in Abidjan, Cote d’I... Read more »

Ritva Reinikka is director of the Human Development Group in the Africa Region of the World Bank. Since she joined the Bank in 1993 as a... Read more »
Rose Mungai is a World Bank's Senior Economist/Statistician working in the Africa region Poverty Reduction and Economic Management... Read more »
Dr. Sajitha Bashir is Education Sector Manager for Eastern and Southern Africa region of the World Bank. She has over 15 years of... Read more »
A social media intern for the Africa region of the World Bank, Sarah Clavel, who was raised in Côte d'Ivoire, graduated from the... Read more »
Sheriff Mahmud Ismail, a Sierra Leonean national, joined the World Bank Group (WBG) in 2011. Mr. Ismail has more than nine years of... Read more »
Prior joining to Africa Region Finance and Private Sector Development Department, Ms. Soheyla Mahmoudi was working as Senior... Read more »
Srilata Kammila is a Senior Consultant with the Africa Energy Group at the World Bank. She is the focal point for World Bank’s ‘Africa... Read more »
Stephan Klasen is a professor of development economics at the University of Göttingen in Germany.  He holds a Ph.D.... Read more »
Steven Kapoloma is a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow. He is a corporate communication expert with over 12 years of professional experience in... Read more »
Stuart Solomon joined the World Bank Africa Environment and Natural Resource Management unit (AFTEN) as a consultant in early 2012. His... Read more »
Susana Carrillo is a Senior Specialist at the Capacity Development and Partnerships Unit in the Africa Region. She worked in Africa,... Read more »

Susie Lonie is a Digital Finance Specialist working with IFC. Susie is one of the creators of the M-PESA money transfer service. In ... Read more »

Tazeen Fasih is a Senior Human Development Economist in the Africa Region of the World Bank. She works on various aspects of economics of... Read more »
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Tom Dickinson, a social protection specialist at the World Bank, is implementing cash transfer programs in low-income countries, with a... Read more »
Valerie Nussenblatt is a consultant in the World Bank's Africa Region specializing in justice sector issues and competitiveness. She has... Read more »
Victoire Ngounoue, a Cameroonian national, is currently Short-Term Consultant for the World Bank Cameroon Country office Governance... Read more »
Wale Ogunleye is a  PhD student at the Department Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He... Read more »