Poorva Karkare is a policy officer at ECDPM working on issues of industrialisation and regional integration in Africa with a political economy lens. 

Increasingly, this also involves understanding the intersections with green and digital transformation. Along with the geopolitics around these megatrends, she also looks at the effect of the EU's external regime in these domains on the prospects of economic development and structural transformation in Africa.  

Poorva has a master’s degree in development economics from SOAS. Before joining ECDPM, Poorva worked in Mozambique at the World Bank. She also worked at the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development in eSwatini as an ODI fellow.


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