Sahr Kpundeh

Sahr Kpundeh

Country Manager, Africa

Sahr Kpundeh is the country manager for Zambia.

Prior to coming to Zambia, he was the country manager of the World Bank South Sudan office in Juba. He has also served as lead regional strategy specialist in the Governance Global Practice, as well as regional adviser for Governance and Anti-Corruption in the World Bank Africa Region’s Core Operational Services Unit.  

Kpundeh has authored more than 20 articles on governance and anti-corruption and has edited several books, including Building State Capacity in Africa: New Approaches, Emerging Lessons, Politics and Corruption in Africa: A Case Study of Sierra Leone, the 1998 USAID Handbook for Fighting Corruption, Corruption and Integrity Improvement Initiatives in Developing Countries, and Curbing Corruption: Toward a Model for Building National Integrity

Prior to joining the Bank, Kpundeh was senior research associate at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., where he led work on democratization, including editing the book Democratization in Africa: African Views, African Voices.  

Dr. Kpundeh received his Ph.D. and master’s degrees from Howard University in Washington, D.C., with a concentration in African Political Systems, Political Economy, and International Relations. He is a U.S. Citizen and a national of Sierra Leone.