Lead Economist, Development Prospects Group Worldbank,
Delfin Go is Lead Economist in the World Bank's Development Prospects Group, and the lead author of Global Monitoring Report 2010: The Millennium Development Goals After the Crisis. He was formerly in the Office of the Chief Economist of the Africa Region at the World Bank, where he focused on macroeconomic issues, aid effectiveness and management, and the exercise on Country Policy and Institutional Assessments (CPIA). He has also undertaken analytical work on macro-micro linkages for probing the distributional consequences and the impact on growth, poverty, and MDG indicators of alternative macroeconomic frameworks, external shocks, levels of aid flows as well as the composition of public expenditure. Go has also served as the World Bank’s Country Economist and PREM Cluster Leader in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia) and for Zambia.
Go started his career at the World Bank as a Research Economist involved in research relating to investment and growth in developing countries, trade liberalization, public expenditure analysis, macro-fiscal performance, external debt and adjustment problems, and tools for fiscal analysis. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.