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Francisco G. Carneiro

Francisco Carneiro is the Economic Advisor in the Front Office of the Development Finance Vice-Presidency (DFi) where he oversees the implementation of the Sustainable Development Financing Policy (SDFP) and leads DFi’s research agenda on the global aid architecture and on trends and sources of concessionality for the poorest countries in the world. He was appointed to this position in July 2023.

Before joining DFi, Mr. Carneiro was Practice Manager for the Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment (MTI) Global Practice in the Africa Region covering Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Sao Tome and Principe.

Since joining the World Bank in 2003, he has been Lead Economist and Program Leader and Lead Economist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, Sector Leader and Lead Economist in the Europe and Central Asia Region, Economic Adviser in the Operational Policy and Country Strategy Department (OPCS), and Senior Economist in the Africa Region. Before 2003, Mr. Carneiro was Professor of Economics at the University of Brasili and at the Catholic University of Brasilia where he was the Dean of the Graduate and Undergraduate Program in Economics. He has also worked as an international consultant on economic policy issues for multilateral institutions, including the OECD, DFID, UNDP, ILO, ECLAC, and the IADB. Mr. Carneiro has authored and co-authored a number of academic papers, books and World Bank reports on a range of topics that include macroeconomics and growth, natural resource revenue management, trade, labor market institutions, poverty, and inequality. Born in Brazil, he holds a BSc. and a MSc. Degree in Economics from the University of Brasilia. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in 1996.