Philip English

Philip English is a former, and now retired, Lead Economist in the Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank. He has worked extensively on trade policy issues in Africa, first with WBI and then as trade coordinator for West Africa. He has been responsible for the preparation of seven Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies in West Africa, and is very familiar with the Enhanced Integrated Framework

Content by Philip English
  • Project

    Developing Sierra Leone's AGOA response strategy

    Sierra Leone has so far not taken full advantage of the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), a piece of US trade legislation that gives countries in sub-Saharan Africa preferential access to some US export markets. The IGC was identified as a partner to address this issue, and was tasked with developing a national response strategy to exploit the opportunities...

    11 Jan 2019 | Philip English

  • Publication - Project Report

    How can tourism become a driver of economic growth in Uganda?

    With diverse wildlife and a dramatic landscape, tourism represents a promising way to galvanise economic growth in Uganda. However, despite what seem like obvious advantages of the tourism sector, policymakers have at times been reluctant to support it, instead opting to focus government efforts on facilitating industrial development. This paper details...

    8 Jan 2019 | Philip English, Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Raising exports and attracting FDI in Rwanda

    18 Jan 2017 | Philip English, Patrick McSharry, Kasim Ggombe

  • Project

    Capacity building for monitoring & evaluation strategy for Rwanda Development Bank

    This project has two objectives. The first is to produce an integrated study of trade performance and policy priorities that will be of benefit to the government and to DFID as it designs its growth programme. The second is to undertake a scoping visit to assist the Rwandan Development Bank (BRD) in formulating an approach to monitoring and evaluation for its programmes,...

    8 Dec 2016 | Patrick McSharry, Philip English