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Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region


Africa Gender Innovation Lab (GIL)

The Gender Innovation Lab identifies scalable solutions for women’s economic empowerment in Africa through impact evaluations that generate evidence on how to close the gender gap in earnings, productivity, assets, and agency.

Think Africa Partnership (TAP)

The Think Africa Partnership bridges the gap between evidence and policy in order to support economic transformation and growth across Africa. TAP brings together an exceptional network of African young professionals, scholars and universities, domestic and regional 'knowledge to policy' think tanks, and a network of over 30 Chief Economic Advisors to Heads of State throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Africa Fellows Program |  Support to the implementation of the Compact with Africa (CWA)

The Chief Economists of Government Network

This initiative convenes and supports a peer network of chief economic advisors to presidents and prime ministers. It aims to strengthen knowledge-based policymaking in African countries to promote economic growth and transformation.

AERC/World Bank Visiting Scholars Program

The World Bank/African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Visiting Scholars Program offers four-month research placements for AERC scholars to join the World Bank and its partners to work on African economic policy issues.


World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program

The World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program targets young talented African nationals who are completing or have recently completed their Ph.D. in an area relevant to the World Bank’s work.
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Rose-Claire Pakabomba
Office of the Chief Economist in Africa