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Zarau Kibwe

EDS14 - Zarau Kibwe - AED

Alternate Executive Director: EDS14

EDS Executive Directors

Mr. Zarau Wendeline Kibwe, a Tanzanian national, currently serves as the Alternate Executive Director for Africa Group I Constituency (Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) at the World Bank Group, Washington, D.C. since November 2022. He also served the same Constituency Office as an Advisor and Senior Advisor for over five years since 2017. 

Prior to joining the Constituency Office, Mr. Kibwe served as the World Bank Country Economist for Tanzania. Over the last 15 years of his career, Mr. Kibwe has held various positions in the President’s Office­­­­—Planning Commission (now part of Tanzania’s Ministry of Finance and Planning), Tanzania Revenue Authority and various Higher Learning Institutions in his country. 

Mr. Kibwe holds a Ph.D. in Development Economics, an MA in Development Economics, and a Master of Public Policy, all from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan, and a BSc in Economics from Mzumbe University in Morogoro, Tanzania. His research interest is mainly in development macroeconomics. 

Zarau Kibwe