Executive Director, PASGR

Anthony Mveyange is a Tanzanian development economist, scholar, and leader with over 15 years of regional and international work experience. He specializes in development economics research, policy, training, evidence, and data analysis and insights. His areas of interest include inequality, poverty, health, education, agriculture, natural resources, international trade, economic growth, and development in Africa. He is highly regarded for his leadership skills in policy analysis, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, institutional oversight and governance, organizational strategy, strategic leadership, policy advocacy, partnerships, strategy implementation, fundraising, and growth-oriented initiatives. He has gained work and living experience in countries such as the United States, Denmark, Finland, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Currently, serving as the Director of Programs in charge of Policy Engagement and Communications (PEC), Research and Related Capacity Strengthening (RRCS) and International Programs (IP) at APHRC

Previously he was the Director and Technical Advisor at Perigee Consulting Limited, Anthony is also a co-founder of the Network for Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA) based in Kenya. He has held various positions throughout his career, including being an Engagement Lead for Socializing GPI in Africa at the Development Initiative, Executive Director at PASGR, and Regional Research and Learning Director at Trademark Africa in Kenya. He has also worked as a research economist at the World Bank Research Development Group in Washington, D.C., USA, and as an Assistant Lecturer at Tumaini University in Tanzania.

Anthony has consulted for organizations such as the World Bank Group, the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Porticus Africa, AMREF Health Africa, and Trademark Africa. He has overseen projects in Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Somaliland, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, and Canada. He was also an advisor for Tanzania and Kenya governments.

Anthony sits in various boards, including Econews Africa and the Kimisitu Sacco Foundation in Kenya. He also serves on the Foundation for Civil Society and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Service Management at the Public Service College in Tanzania. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Evidence for Governance and Politics (EGAP) and the Advisory Council at Harvard Business Review in the US. Previously, he served on the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) of the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) at the University of Manchester in the UK.

Anthony is an East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative (EASST) fellow and a member of the Tanzania Economic Association (TEA), the American Economic Association (AEA), the INCLUDE Knowledge Platform, the European Economic Association (EEA), Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth (PEGNet), and the African Program on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE). He also contributes to Africa in Focus at the Africa Growth Initiative of the Brookings Institution. In 2019, he received the CEO Merit Award from Trademark Africa for his contributions in knowledge, impact, and innovation. In 2020, he was selected as one of the 12 global experts by the World Manufacturing Forum (WMF) and made significant contributions to a White Paper on the future of global value chains. He frequently contributes his expertise to media outlets such as the BBC, CGTN, Voice of America, and local broadcasting networks in Africa.

Recipient of several scholarships from prestigious institutions in the United States, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, Anthony holds a Ph.D. in Economics, two master's degrees in economics, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Poverty Analysis, and a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance.