MTI has a large and exciting program in CAR. The MTI team leads operations and delivers regular analytic work such as economic updates, country economic memorandum, and public finance reviews. It has provided technical assistance on a range of issues including macroeconomic modeling and forecasting, fiscal policy, trade policy, and other topics. The team has a strong technical engagement with key economic management agencies across government, and other stakeholders in the private sector, academia, civil society, the media, and the donor community. The macro-fiscal policy reform agenda is central to addressing CAR’s development challenges, and the macroeconomic situation has been fluid with new issues arising. This creates a high internal and external demand for the work of the team, which is delivered in close collaboration with the CMU and colleagues in other practices, and through intensive and flexible engagement with the government and other stakeholders.
Roles & Responsibilities:
The Economist will be an integral part of the CAR MTI Team, which comprises a Lead Economist, an internationally recruited (IRS) Country Economist and consultants. He/she will also be part of the CAR Country Engagement Team comprising colleagues from the different practice groups and other senior global practice staff and which seeks to foster cross-cutting solutions supporting the implementation of the Country Partnership Framework. Each core engagement utilizes different Bank instruments (Advisory Services and Analytics or ASAs, policy dialogue, lending).
As part of the MTI CAR team, specific responsibilities of the Economist include the following: