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Ndiamé Diop

Dr. Ndiamé Diop, from Senegal, is the World Bank Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand since July 2020. In this capacity, he leads the bank’s high-level strategic dialogue and the institution’s financial and technical/advisory programs in Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Diop was for 4 years the head of the Bank’s Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment unit for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Jakarta and Bangkok. In this role, he oversaw the bank’s 30-plus country economists working in East Asia and Pacific region and provided advisory and technical support to high-level officials on key macro, fiscal, trade and growth-enhancing reforms mainly in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, PNG and the Pacific Island countries.   

Dr. Diop was also for 4 years the World Bank Lead Economist for Indonesia. In this role, he led the overall economic policy dialogue, advisory and development policy lending work in Indonesia. Prior to relocating to Jakarta in 2012, Dr. Diop held lead economist roles for Jordan and Lebanon, country economist roles in the Middle East and North Africa and was the Bank’s Resident Representative for Tunisia in 2007-2010. He joined the World Bank in Washington DC as a Young Professional in 2000.

As economist, Dr. Diop has published in peer reviewed Journals and books on fiscal policy and growth, monetary policy and inflation, macro policies and resilience to sudden stops in capital inflows, the impacts of trade liberalization in developing countries, natural resource abundance, Dutch disease, and diversification.

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