Dr. Edward K. Brown is a Senior Director, Research & Policy Engagements at ACET. He has more than 35 years of experience in international development and public policy, half of which were spent at the World Bank. He has worked extensively in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
Currently, Ed manages a team of ACET in-house senior policy advisors, researchers and economists, drawing on a worldwide pool of expertise to assist African policymakers to respond to specific challenges and opportunities—with the explicit goals of transferring knowledge, building local capabilities, and spurring economic growth and transformation.
His main interests are in public policy, economic management (public resources mobilization and expenditure management), and natural resource management, including institutional and organizational reforms and development strategies. Ed holds a PhD and MA in Development Economics and Demography from the University of Pennsylvania.