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About the CEoG Initiative

The Africa Chief Economists of Government initiative is a peer network of chief economic advisors to heads of state and government across the African continent. The initiative works to strengthen the effectiveness and capacity of  economic advisors and their teams, as they provide policy perspectives, supported by data and analysis, to inform policy priorities for the head of the executive.

The network is convened by the Africa Office of the Chief Economist at the World Bank and is open to 48 sub-Saharan African countries. The network held an inaugural Forum at the start of 2019, and currently has 42 economic advisors from 42 countries active in the network.

The Chief Economists of Government Initiative (CEoG) has three primary objectives:


  • To promote the transformative development of African economies via improved decision-making and strategic, long-term thinking;

  • To enhance the effectiveness of the IDA18 financing round and mobilization of private capital – such as via the Compact with Africa (CwA) - while improving domestic resource mobilization and deployment to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);

  • To promote and facilitate peer learning and knowledge pooling among government chief economic advisors, including the sharing of successful policy choices and development models. 

The CeoG initiative is the third pillar of the Think Africa Partnership.

CEoG Secretariat

Andrew Dabalen

Chief Economist


Justice Mensah

Program Manager

Maximilien Onga Nana

Constantine Manda

Hannah Grupp

Mamadou Balde

Desiree Brahima

Africa Office of the Chief Economist

World Bank

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