Wilfried Kouamé is the World Bank Country Economist for The Gambia, based in Washington, D.C, in the Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Global Practice.
Wilfried joined the World Bank in 2016 as a Summer Intern (World Bank Summer Internship Program) and in 2017 as a Research Fellow at the World Bank Office of Chief Economist for Africa, where he contributed to several reports and research projects. After completing his Ph.D. at Sherbrooke University in Canada, he returned as a Young Professional in 2018 and has most recently been the Country Economist for the Central African Republic. In this role, Wilfried led the macroeconomic monitoring, policy dialogue, and several Development Policy Operations and analytical studies. Before joining the Bank, he held lecturer positions at HEC Montreal and Sherbrooke University in Canada. Wilfried also holds a Master in Development Economics from CERDI (Centre for Studies and Research on International Development), France. He has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the World Bank Economic Review and World Development.