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.
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- Kenya’s tourism – Still an unpolished diamond
- How to kick-start Kenya’s second growth engine
- The East African ride to Middle Income
- Creating a level playing field
- The impact of the Euro crisis on Kenya
- Is democracy bad for Kenya’s economic development?
- Kenya's defining year
- Decentralizing Kenya: Four Paradoxes
- Learning from a Kenyan revolution
- Three myths about aid to Kenya
- Kenya rising and Germany falling: A tale of two populations
- Why has the Kenyan Shilling declined so sharply?
- Taxing the poor… through inflation
- Droughts and Famines in East Africa: From man-made problems to man-made solutions
- Unleashing Kenya’s potential
- Why do Kenyans want to live in cities?
- Kenya and economic turbulence: Time to prepare, not panic
- Kenya’s telecom revolution and the impact of mobile money
- Delivering Aid Differently – The New Reality of Aid
- Running on One Engine
- Can rapid population growth be good for economic development?
- Two habits of successful Kenyan companies
- Kenya Can … End Poverty
- Indonesia's 'big bang' decentralization experiment: Helping poor regions spend resources well