Anthony Mveyange is a passionate Tanzanian development economist whose research and policy interests include (but not limited to) inequality, poverty, health and education, agriculture, natural resources, international trade, trade policy, economic growth, and development in Africa. Anthony has vast experience in designing and evaluating projects and programmes, policy advisory, designing and overseeing thematic research-related initiatives in Africa.
Prior to joining PASGR, Anthony was a Regional Research and Learning Director at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), based in Nairobi, Kenya where he directed research and learning portfolio in ten Eastern African countries (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Malawi, Somaliland and Eastern DRC). He also led a six-countries (i.e., Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan) research initiative funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on East Africa Economies and consulted for Porticus Africa as an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) advisor on Early Childhood Development and Child protection projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Before joining TMEA and PASGR, Anthony worked as a research economist in the World Bank Research Development Group in Washington, DC. He is also a fellow of the East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the founding member of the Network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2020, Anthony was also nominated by the World Manufacturing Foundation as among 12 global experts to produce a White Paper on restoring Global Value Chains in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. He is a contributor to Africa in Focus at Brookings Institute in the United States, a member of the INCLUDE Knowledge Platform which brings together Dutch and African scholars, and a member of the Advisory Board of the African Cities Research Consortium at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previously, he consulted for the World Bank Group, Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund of the World Bank, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Amref Health Africa and advised the governments of Kenya and Tanzania.