Khwima Nthara is the lead economist and program leader for Nigeria, where he covers equitable growth, finance, and institutions within the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice. His work includes statistics, poverty, trade and competitiveness, finance and markets, and governance.
Nthara, a Malawi national, joined the World Bank in 2005 as the senior country economist in Malawi (2005-2009). Since then he has also worked in Nigeria (2009-2012) and Myanmar in East Asia (2012-2014).
Before joining the World Bank, Nthara worked as an economics lecturer at the University of Malawi, manager of Deloitte’s Development Consulting Department, and manager of a DFID-funded project on trade and poverty.
Nthara holds a Ph.D. in Economics and an MPhil degree in Economics of Developing Countries, both from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.