E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Richard Newfarmer

Country Program Advisor and Country Director, International Growth Centre

PhD and two MAs, University of Wisconsin. Country Program Advisor and Country Director for Rwanda, Uganda, and South Sudan, International Growth Centre; Senior Fellow (non-resident), World Trade Institute (WTI); Member of the Advisory Board for the WTO Chairs Program; Consultant with international organizations. Co-author of Trade and Employment in a Fast Changing World for the OECD (2012) and Managing Aid for Trade and Development Results: the Case of Rwanda (OECD 2013). Has been a principal author of World Bank reports on trade and competitiveness in Botswana (2012), Malawi (2014) and Zimbabwe (2015). Former: Special Representative to the United Nations and World Trade Organization, World Bank; Two decades with the World Bank in various other positions in Latin America, East Asia, and the research department.