Bruce Byiers is the head of ECDPM's African economic integration team.
Bruce is a development economist with a DPhil from the University of Sussex. His work focuses on regional integration processes in Africa, particularly from a political economy perspective. This includes looking at regional organisations, but also at regional economic integration dynamics.
Prior to joining ECDPM in 2011, Bruce worked as a consultant for UNIDO, USAID, the World Bank and DANIDA, among others. Bruce also worked in the Mozambican ministry of planning and development and finance for five years, partly as an ODI fellow and subsequently as a consultant and researcher in the macro-economic projections unit of the national budget directorate, and the directorate for policy studies and analysis.