Khwima Nthara, a Malawian national, is a World Bank Senior Economist for Malawi. He joined the Bank in February 2005. In his current position, he is responsible for the implementation of the Banks Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) work program which includes the provision of budget support through Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSCs), and undertaking analytical work such as country economic memoranda, public expenditure reviews, and poverty assessments. During 2005-2006, he was also task team leader for the Malawi HIPC completion point program. Prior to joining the World Bank, Khwima was country manager for Deloittes Development Consulting Department, country manager for the DFID-funded Trade and Poverty Project in the Ministry of Trade, and economics lecturer at Chancellor College, University of Malawi. During this time, he also consulted widely for NGOs, Government, and Development Partners. Khwima holds doctorate and masters degrees in economics of developing countries from the University of Cambridge, England.