Mustafa Zakir Hussain advises senior levels of government on policies to advance major infrastructure service delivery while controlling fiscal deficits and advancing national and global de-carbonization objectives. During 2018-21, he led dialogue in a number of countries in West Africa to reduce the fiscal burden of the energy sectors - including leading the Bank's landmark 6-country Regional Energy Trade Development Policy Financing operation to advance affordability, resilience and de-carbonization in the region's energy use.
His over 15-year career at the Bank has also covered Eastern and Southern Africa, South Asia, East Asia Pacific, the Balkans and North Africa. He has worked on many aspects of infrastructure service delivery – including economic regulation, output-based financing, project finance and guarantees – and polices to increase competition and improve governance around key investment decisions. A major sector focus has been on energy transition. Beyond infrastructure, he has led national multi-sector budget support operations and worked on the Bank's operational policies and corporate agenda.
Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked in London on public policy, including for addressing climate change. He has published on various topics in infrastructure economics and holds postgraduate degrees in economics and engineering.