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  • Writer's picturestephannie Adinde


I am a development economist, writer and researcher interested in Sub-Saharan Africa. I am passionate about using credible data to craft feasible and impactful policy solutions to the developmental challenges that pervade the continent such as poverty, income inequality, gender inequality and climate change.

I currently work as a Senior Associate at Stears Data, based in Lagos. I was previously a Strategy Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where I provided advisory services to public and private sector clients and development organisations. I have also worked as a consultant on several international development projects.

I am a 2021 IMF Fellow and an Associate Member of the Princeton-based Pan-African Scientific Research Council (PASRC). I recently participated in the Mckinsey Next Generation Women Leaders Program and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Now Generation Forum. I am also a 2021 Dataville Development Research Fellow.

My professional experience and research interests ranges across different sectors including: Oil and gas, Healthcare, Agriculture, Digital Economy, Solid minerals and Capital markets.

I have authored several papers pertaining to economic growth and development in Africa and beyond. My work has been featured on Stears Business, Centre for Policy Studies, Money Report, London International Development Centre and my personal blog.

I have a First-Class degree in Economics and Politics from De Montfort University, Leicester and a Master’s in Emerging Economies and International Development from King’s College London. My Master’s thesis explored the political economy factors influencing the performance of oil stabilisation funds in Nigeria. You can view the project here.

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