COVID-19 Resources

April 2020 In the coming weeks and months, the CEoG network will regularly share relevant news, analysis and data focused on African policy questions during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here...

The Chief Economists of Government (CEoG) network comprises 38 chief economic advisers from 38 African countries, plus a support roster of former government advisers and chief economists.

The initiative aims to strengthen knowledge-based policymaking in African countries to promote economic growth and transformation. To achieve this goal, the initiative convenes and supports a peer network of chief economic advisors to Presidents and Prime Ministers.

The CEoG initiative is structured around three pillars of activity:

Supporting a regional network of chief economic advisors

The initiative has established a new regional network of chief economic advisors to presidents and prime ministers for peer support and learning. Demand-driven activities include convening the network both physically and virtually to discuss key themes on African development and transformation with external experts and former chief economic advisors.

Support to skills and knowledge building activities

Through interventions such as training, regional/sub-regional workshops and seminars, and peer exchanges for both cross-country knowledge and experience sharing, built on top of the peer network, the initiative aims to deliver a new approach to capacity building for economic advisors.

Support to new and existing chief economist teams or units

The initiative works with partners to assist countries in the design and establishment of dedicated chief economic advisory teams and aims to strengthen such teams in countries where they already exist. The initiative supports these teams with the tools, data, and skills to provide timely analysis and advice to support decision-making. 

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The Chief Economists of Government (CEoG) network comprises over 40 chief economic advisers from more than 40 African countries, plus a support roster of former government advisers and chief economists.

The initiative aims to strengthen knowledge-based policymaking in African countries to promote economic growth and transformation. To achieve this goal, the initiative convenes and supports a peer network of chief economic advisors to Presidents and Prime Ministers.

Countries with an advisor in the CEoG network. The network is open to 48 sub-Saharan African countries.

The CEoG initiative is structured around three pillars of activity:

Supporting a regional network of chief economic advisors

The initiative has established a new regional network of chief economic advisors to presidents and prime ministers for peer support and learning. Demand-driven activities include convening the network both physically and virtually to discuss key themes on African development and transformation with external experts and former chief economic advisors.

Support to skills and knowledge building activities

Through interventions such as training, regional/sub-regional workshops and seminars, and peer exchanges for both cross-country knowledge and experience sharing, built on top of the peer network, the initiative aims to deliver a new approach to capacity building for economic advisors.

Support to new and existing chief economist teams or units

The initiative works with partners to assist countries in the design and establishment of dedicated chief economic advisory teams and aims to strengthen such teams in countries where they already exist. The initiative supports these teams with the tools, data, and skills to provide timely analysis and advice to support decision-making. 

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NETWORK ACTIVITIES

Advisor Profiles

The network publishes an in-depth interview with  a different advisor every few weeks.  The interview introduces advisors to the network and highlights specific policy issues where they have had challenges and successes.

Visiting experts

The network is privileged to count former presidential advisors and academic experts amongst its members. These people have volunteered to be a resource for current advisors and are available to provide support on specific policy issues.  

Advisor exchange

The network of presidential chief economic advisors contains valuable expertise. Advisors can learn from each other and integrate best practices and lessons from peer countries into their roles. The CEoG Secretariat supports this process by providing funding and coordination assistance for pairs of advisors who wish to visit each other's countries.

 

KNOWLEDGE TOOLS

CEoG DATA STORIES

The CEoG Secretariat creates  comprehensive data  visualisations of policy themes that are important to the network. The Secretariat also facilitates access to data tools and sources, as well as support in generating relevant and timely analysis.

BACKGROUND PAPERS

The CEoG Secretariat periodically prepares background papers on topics that are relevant to the work of the advisors, such as infrastructure financing or technological leapfrogging.

RECRUIT AFRICAN PhD ECONOMISTS

The World Bank maintains a database of qualified African economists who may be valuable additions to the staff of a chief economist.

 

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