Edith JibunohEdith Jibunoh

Abuja, Nigeria


Occupational Information

Occupation: Professional field

Occupational Position: Adviser at The World Bank

Professional History

Active regular writer and commenter on African development and governance issues. Prior to ONE, she served the government of Nigeria as an adviser to the Minister of Finance and an Economist in the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Office of the Nigerian Presidency. During her service with the government of Nigeria, Edith was part of the economic reform team which delivered the landmark $18 billion debt relief package for Nigeria which reduced the burden of debt on the country and freed up the needed resources for investments in activities to further the MDGs. Edith consequently helped set up the MDG office and the design for the virtual poverty fund which monitors the use of the debt relief gains. Edith was a staff of the World Bank where she worked on the East Asian lending portfolio and External Affairs at the World Bank's United Nations office.


Holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and International Politics from the University of Keele and a Master of Arts in International Development Studies from the George Washington University.


2011 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow