Ali Mansoor

Chairman of the Regional Multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence (RMCE). The RMCE was set up by the Government of Mauritius, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) to promote reform in Africa through peer learning and peer support. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of the Development Enterprise Network, a not for profit think and do tank focused on implementation of reforms in Africa. He served as the Financial Secretary in Mauritius from 2006 to 2013, where he formulated and implemented a wide-ranging reform program. He was the first African Chair of the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) in 2012. At the International Monetary Fund, he was an Assistant Director from 2013 to 2019 and headed the Development Issues Unit (responsible for developing IMF policy towards Developing countries) and was in charge of one of the West African Divisions at the IMF and mission chief for Senegal. He was CEO of the COMESA Clearing House (1997-1999) and led efforts to restructure the institution. He has also worked as a Lead Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for the Europe and Central Asia Region in the World Bank (2003-06); led evaluations in the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF (2001-03); been a senior economist in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department (1999-2001) and spent three years at the EU Directorate for Development from 1992 to 1995. He has written on resilience to natural disasters, regional integration, privatization, migration, fiscal decentralization, and capacity development. This includes three books he led and edited at the IMF on Middle Income Countries in Africa, the political economy of reform in Senegal and the informal sector in Africa.
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Graduating to Advanced Economy status: Enablers and Challenges for Mauritius

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Ali Mansoor, Chairman of the Regional Multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence (RMCE).   As Mauritius battles with the economic impact of the current pandemic, its aspiration to...