Khwima Nthara

Lead Economist for Nigeria, Africa

Khwima Nthara is the Lead Economist for Nigeria within the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice (technical department), and Program Leader for the Equitable growth, Finance, and Institutions (EFI) cluster of Global Practices which include Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management, Poverty and Equity, Trade and Competitiveness, Finance and Markets, and Governance.

Nthara, a Malawian national, joined the World Bank in 2005 working as the Bank’s Senior Country Economist in Malawi, Nigeria (2009-2012), and more recently, 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. 

Tel : +234-703-583-0641

  • Public Sector & Governance
  • Trade
  • Poverty
  • Debt