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Abdu Muwonge

Abdu Muwonge is the World Bank’s Country Manager for Sierra Leone (AFWVP).

A Ugandan national, Abdu joined the Bank in 2006 as a Young Professional. He has served as Senior Urban Specialist at the World Bank based in Kenya, where he led and coordinated the urban and devolution work program. He has previously served as Acting Program Leader for Sustainable Development covering Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda.

Before joining the Africa region, he served in the South Asia Region, where he led and supported programs on local government and water and sanitation in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. In addition, he has worked in the Eastern and Central Asia region in the Human Development Economics Unit contributing to the Ukraine, Serbia and Moldova work program.

Prior to joining the Bank, Abdu worked as a Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in Uganda, and has previously taught undergraduate economics and statistics at Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

Abdu holds a Ph.D. and M.A in Economics (Public Finance), both from Georgia State University (USA), M.A in Economics from the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and a BSC in Economics from Makerere University (Uganda). He brings more than 20 years of working experience in development.