Emmanuella Matare

Emmanuella Matare

2019 ECA Fellow

Emmanuella is an economist whose main interest is in the improvement of economic and social conditions in African countries, with experience in macroeconomic research and policy analysis, capacity building and programme management.

Previously, she has worked as an Economist for the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD), USAID Strategic Economic Research and Analysis Program, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) and CARE International in Zimbabwe.

She holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe.


  • Country: Zimbabwe
  • Current base: Zimbabwe

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The Ibrahim fellowship provided me with the unique opportunity to work closely with ECA leadership and staff to support countries design and implement policies in response to ongoing challenges and aspirations of member States. This practical, hands-on experience with an organisation at the centre of shaping Africa’s transformation refined my leadership, managerial and technical skills.

Emmanuella Matare