Emelly  Mutambatsere

Emelly Mutambatsere

Senior Economist Infrastructure and Natural Resources, IFC

Dr. Emelly Mutambatsere is an economist with about fifteen years of experience in development finance. Her expertise is in public and private investments, with a focus on agriculture, infrastructure and natural resources. She currently works as a Senior Economist in the Sector Economics and Development Impact Department of the International Finance Corporation, IFC. She joined IFC from the African Development Bank where she was a Chief Development Economist in the Research Department, and led the team in charge of development impacts assessments in private sector investments.

During her tenor at AfDB, she held various positions in the Economics, Infrastructure and Strategy functions. Prior to joining the development finance field, Emelly was a Post-Doctoral Associate at Cornell University, working on agricultural market development programs targeting emerging markets. As a development practitioner, she has contributed to the design and application of results measurement systems, formulating country engagement strategies, and policy advisory. Her experience spans several geographies including Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Emelly’s research interests are in infrastructure, where she has studied mostly energy markets. She has also published in the areas of mineral resources management and agricultural commodity markets. She holds a PhD in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.