Our Researchers

Mthuli, Ncube

Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank, and holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Cambridge University, UK, on “Pricing Options under Stochastic Volatility”.  As Chief Economist, he oversees the Economics Complex, which is focused on the process of knowledge management within the bank and with its partners, and general economic strategic direction of the bank. In this regard, he looks after the Development Research Division, Statistics Division and African Development Institute, all of which are headed by Directors who report to him. That is, knowledge generation, knowledge acquisition, knowledge dissemination, and knowledge sharing, and capacity-building. As a Vice President, he is a member of the senior management of the Bank and contributes to its general strategic direction. Read more


Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa

Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa is Director of Development Research at the African Development Bank. He has also been Regional Director for East Africa, Director for Policy, Lead Economist and Head of the Extended Mission to Zimbabwe. He was previously Project Director at the UN University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki and Senior Economist at the IMF. He earned his PhD at the University of Gothenburg, where he also became Associate Professor in 1994. He has published on macroeconomic policies, institutions and development in Africa. Read More


Anyanwu, John Chukwudi

John Chukwudi Anyanwu is Lead Research Economist in the Development Research Department, Chief Economist Complex. Prior to joining the African Development Bank, Anyanwu was full Professor of Economics, Department of Economics & Statistics, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria; Health Economist/Economic Adviser to Resident Representative, World Health Organization, Lagos, Nigeria; and Consultant to the Bank. He had also been Chief Planning Officer in the former Strategic Planning Division of the Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and had had training courses at London School of Economics (UK) & Harvard University (USA) as well been a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University (USA). Read More


Faye, Issa

Issa Faye is a Senegalese national. He is currently the Manager of the Research Division at the African Development Bank (AfDB).  Prior to joining the AfDB, Faye worked at the World Bank (Research Department and the Rural Development Network of the Africa Region) in Washington D.C., USA, as an economist. Prior to his World Bank experience he lived and worked in Clermont-Ferrand (France) where he was a lecturer in Economics at University of Auvergne /CERDI and a researcher for the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Since joining AfDB, most of his operational work has focused on financial institutions, private sector development, and economic and financial reforms. Read More





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