Dr. Bartholomew Armah

Acting Director, Macroeconomics and Governance, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dr. Bartholomew Armah joined the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) following his tenure as a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA).

As the Director a.i., of the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of ECA [March 2020- March 2022] he led research on the macroeconomic impact of the pandemic on Africa and on on-lending Special Drawing Rights, for Africa’s pandemic recovery.

He has served in several capacities including as Chief Economist of the Institute of Economic Affairs (Ghana), member of Ghana’s Monetary Policy Committee, board member of Ghana’s National Investment bank, and Policy and Planning Coordinator of the UN Secretary General’s Transition Team for the reform of the UN development system.