Nyembezi  Mvunga

Nyembezi Mvunga

Consultant, Finance Competitiveness and Innovation Practice Group

Nyembezi Mvunga is a Zambian national who joined the World Bank Group (WBG) in 2017. She is currently working in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Practice Group of the WBG. Her work with the WBG has mainly focused on regional trade in the Great Lakes Region covering Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Her main contributions with the WB has been leading the monitoring and evaluation activities of projects and undertaking research on various topics.  

In addition to working with the WBG, Nyembezi worked with the International Trade Center from 2019 conducting a rapid needs assessment of conditions of small-scale cross-border trade at selected border posts in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). She also developed four training manuals targeting small-scale cross border traders in the COMESA region and covering topics on harassment and corruption, importance of trading formally, importance of borders and border formalities and importance of traders working in groups. Most recently she has worked with the International Organisation for Migration on informal cross border trade during the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa Region.  

Prior to joining the international community, she worked for the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry in Zambia as an Economist focusing on domestic trade, competition policy and implementation of the sugar sector strategy. 

Nyembezi holds a Masters of Arts in International Development from Nagoya University- Japan and a Bachelor of Business in Economics and Management from Edith Cowan University – Australia.