Dr. Hilary Nwokeabia is an international development economist that has worked and published extensively on Africa's development issues and the problematic surrounding them. He has conducted research on different programmes and economic and social cooperation measures adopted at global level, with direct impact on individual or group of African countries. He was a key contributor to design and evaluation of African Priority Programmes for Economic Recovery (APPER), United Nation's New Agenda for Development of Africa (UNNADAF), the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), among others. He has been a core team member of United Nations flagship publications such as the World Economic Prospects, World Investment Report, Economic Report on Africa and Local Pathways to Global Development - World Bank. Based on own-name intellectual work he has also written articles and provided development advice on Africa’s development strategies for members of his economic development clan in the Bretton Woods institutions, particularly the World Bank.
Born in Achi in Enugu State of Nigeria, educated in Nigeria, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Hilary Nwokeabia has worked in the Ministry of External Affairs in Nigeria, United Nations Headquarters in New York in USA, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Switzerland. He has travelled extensively in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. His private works are published in international journals.