Leonardo Iacovone is an Economist at the World Bank in the Private and Financial Sector Development Unit of the Africa Region. He obtained a DPhil in economics from University of Sussex in 2008 and previously worked as Economist for the Development Research Group at the World Bank. Before joining the World Bank, he served as economic advisor (ODI Fellow) for the Government of Mozambique and as a consultant for various international organizations (WTO, USAID, UNIDO, UNDP, DfID, European Commission). His research focus has focused on firm-level responses to challenges and opportunities of globalization, innovation, industrial dynamics, exports, energy efficiency and regional trade agreements. He is currently responsible for various private sector development programs financed by the World Bank in Guinea-Bissau and Togo.
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