Veronica Masubo

Veronica is a Policy Economist at the IGC London Hub. She is a former ODI Fellow, placed at the Rwanda Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Finance in Timor-Leste. In these roles, Veronica covered areas such as tax policy and tax administration, monitoring and evaluation, public finance management, and development finance. Before joining the IGC, Veronica worked as an Economist with the Centre for Development Alternatives in Uganda, where she contributed to studies on tax policy reform for SME growth and Industrial Policy in Uganda. She has also worked for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and contributed to analysis on sectors with labour-absorbing and job-creating potential.

Veronica holds a BSc in Economics from Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of Sussex. Her primary research interests are in industrial policy and structural transformation and development finance in Africa.

Content by Veronica Masubo
  • Blog post

    Africa Industrialization Week 2020: Industrial development, trade, and COVID-19

    Following Africa Industrialization Week 2020, we take stock of trends in African industrialisation, as well as look at the ways that COVID-19 has disrupted industries, trade, and supply chains. Each year since 1990, African leaders, key stakeholders, and pan-African organisations meet on the 20th of November to celebrate Africa Industrialization Day (AID), which kicks off...

    24 Nov 2020 | Veronica Masubo, Nick Wilkinson

  • Blog post

    Africa Industrialization Week 2020: Policies for the future

    Accelerating economic transformation and industrialisation is vital to create jobs, raise incomes, and reduce poverty in Africa. Industrialisation and international trade are critical drivers of this process. Combined with recommendations from three industrialisation experts we spoke with, we propose three complementary policy recommendations in advancing these...

    24 Nov 2020 | Veronica Masubo, Nick Wilkinson

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    IGC in conversation with Max Walter

    23 Nov 2020

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Jobs in a crisis: Principles of effective public employment programmes

    This brief outlines the role of public employment programmes (PEPs) in overall economic crisis response with reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment has spiked in developing countries, due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, such as national lockdowns and the indirect effects of the economic global shock from the pandemic. PEPs often form part of...

    20 Nov 2020 | Jonathan Bower, Adia Umulisa, Twivwe Siwale, Veronica Masubo, Joevas Asare, Clément Imbert

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    IGC in conversation with Dr Carlos Lopes

    18 Nov 2020

  • Blog post

    COVID-19 in Tanzania: Is business as usual response enough?

    Tanzania’s unconventional approach to COVID-19 may be slow in response and may lack direction, but its uniqueness illustrates the need for governments to form context-specific smart containment strategies and recovery plans. To maintain multiple competing priorities, the Tanzanian government can increase public health funding to local health centres to implement mass...

    2 Jul 2020 | Veronica Masubo