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
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    Belt and Road Economics

    Opportunities and Risks of Transport Corridors
    Supported by empirical research and rigorous economic modeling, Belt and Road Economics aims to help countries participating in the BRI choose the kinds of investments and reforms that will best meet their development needs
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    Fiscal Policies for Climate Action

    Why finance ministers may hold the keys to climate action
    Because finance ministers can pursue a wide variety of fiscal policy reforms that can reduce emissions in a cost-effective and systemic way, this group of policymakers can become the linchpin of climate action. A critical step for finance ministries is to get energy prices right.
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    Debt in Low-Income Countries

    Evolution, Implications, and Remedies
    Debt vulnerabilities in low-income countries have increased substantially in recent years. A proactive effort to identify and reduce debt-related vulnerabilities is a priority for many low-income countries.
Senior Management

Marcello Estevão

Global Director

Senior Management

Caroline Freund

Global Director


Media Inquiries

Washington, DC
Joe Rebello
Senior Communications Officer
Joe Rebello
jrebello@worldbankgroup.org