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Theodore Ahlers

USA
Senior Associate, Emerging Markets Forum

Former economist at the World Bank, including Strategy and Operations Director for Europe & Central Asia (2007-12), Maghreb Department Director (2002-07), Strategy and Operations Director for Africa (2000-02), Country Director for Benin, Niger, and Togo (1996-2000), and Lead Economist in West and Central Africa (1994-96). He advises numerous countries and institutions on strategic economic issues and recently edited Africa Reset: A New Way Forward (Oxford, 2017) and contributed to Central Asia 2050: Unleashing the Region’s Potential (Sage, 2016). He holds a PhD in Development Economics from Tufts University, Fletcher School.