Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice

The Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice leads the World Bank Group’s dialogue and engagement with clients in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, trade, competition and investment. This joint World Bank-International Finance Corporation (IFC) team of some 420 staff in 120 countries offers world-class technical expertise and an extensive global footprint to serve the needs of our clients.

MTI links the macroeconomic dialogue with programs focused on expanding the role of the private sector in economic development. In our day-to-day engagement with countries, MTI supports Ministries of Finance, Trade, Economy and Production in their pursuit of reform agendas conducive to strengthening inclusive growth led by the private sector.  

MTI responds to client countries’ development needs with systematic country diagnostics, country strategies, policy lending, and country private sector diagnostics and other country-level and global analytical products that support World Bank Group and IFC engagements.  


What's New
  • An empty street in Nairobi during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI)

    The IMF and the World Bank are supporting the implementation of the DSSI—by monitoring spending, enhancing public debt transparency, and ensuring prudent borrowing. See a detailed country-by-country breakdown of DSSI participants and the amounts they owe to their creditors.
  • A woman employed by a copper and gold mine in Mongolia walks past bags ready for shipment

    Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Women’s Equality

    A joint report by the World Bank Group and the World Trade Organization marks the first major effort to quantify how women are affected by trade through the use of a new gender-disaggregated labor dataset.
  • Factory workers package products at Decorplast, a manufacturer and regional exporter of injection-moulded plastic goods in Accra, Ghana

    The African Continental Free Trade Area

    The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) presents a major opportunity for African countries to bring 30 million people out of extreme poverty and to raise the incomes of 68 million others who live on less than $5.50 per day.
Senior Management

Marcello Estevão

Global Director

Senior Management

Caroline Freund

Global Director


Media Inquiries

Washington, DC
Elizabeth Price
Senior Communications Officer
eprice@worldbankgroup.org