Masood Ahmed is Director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department. Between 2003 and 2006 he served as Director General for Policy and International Development at the U.K. government’s Department for International Development. He previously held positions in the IMF and the World Bank, working on areas that included international economic policy relating to debt, aid effectiveness, trade, and global economic prospects. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.
Recent Blog Posts by Masood Ahmed
- Financial Support for Arab Countries in Transition
- Meeting the Employment Challenge in the GCC
- Mideast Braces Itself for a Multi-Year Transition
- What the Arab Spring Has Taught Us
- The MENA Jobs and Growth Challenge: How Can Finance Help?
- Subsidies—Love Them or Hate Them, It’s Better to Target Them
- Is There a Silver Lining to Sluggish Credit Growth in the Gulf Countries?
- MENA: More than 18 Million Jobs Needed!
- Raising Competitiveness: Recipe for Tapping into the Middle East’s Growth Potential
- Reviving Credit Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia: What Can Policy Makers Do?