W. Gyude Moore is a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, where he specializes in infrastructure in fragile states. His research focuses on financing infrastructure in Africa and the changing landscape of development finance on the continent. He tracks the channels of private sources of finance, the rise of China and its expanding role in Africa, and Africa’s response to those changes.
Moore previously served as deputy chief of staff to Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, playing a crucial role in supporting her during the Ebola outbreak and in shaping Liberia’s post-Ebola outlook. He also served as head of the President’s Delivery Unit, overseeing the country’s Public Sector Investment Program of more than $1 billion in road, power, port infrastructure, and social programs following Liberia’s civil war. He was Liberia’s minister of public works from December 2014 to January 2018.
Moore holds an MS in foreign service from Georgetown University and serves on the Board of Advisors for its master of science in foreign service program.