Khwima Nthara is the World Bank country manager for Liberia.
Nthara, a Malawian national, comes to Liberia with extensive World Bank experience in the field and at Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is currently an economic adviser in the Bank’s Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) Vice Presidency in Washington, where his main duties include providing advice and guidance to senior management and task teams on the Bank’s strategic approaches to supporting client countries as well as on specific financing instruments, such as budgetary support.
Prior to this position, Nthara has held various field positions in the World Bank’s Africa and East Asia and Pacific Regions, including program leader in Nigeria and senior country Economist for Nigeria, Myanmar, and Malawi.
Before joining the World Bank in 2005, Nthara was an economics lecturer at the University of Malawi, as well as country manager for the Malawi Trade and Poverty Program, and country manager for Deloitte’s Development Consulting Practice.
Nthara holds a Ph.D. in economics and a master’s degree in Economics of Developing Countries, both from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.