Energy for Growth Hub


W. Gyude Moore

Senior Policy Fellow

Center for Global Development

Areas of Expertise

Infrastructure in fragile states

W. Gyude Moore is a Board Member of the Energy for Growth Hub. He is currently a Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development, where his work focused on governance, the financing of infrastructure, and Africa’s response to the changing landscape of external actors. He previously served as Liberia’s Minister of Public Works with oversight over the construction and maintenance of public infrastructure from December 2014 to January 2018. Prior to that role, Moore served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Head of the President’s Delivery Unit (PDU). As Head of the PDU, his team monitored progress and drove delivery of the Public Sector Investment Program of Liberia—a program of over $1 billion in road, power, port infrastructure, and social programs in Liberia after the civil war. As one of the President’s trusted advisors, he also played a crucial role in supporting President Sirleaf as Liberia responded to the West Africa Ebola outbreak and shaped its post-Ebola recovery.

Moore is also a lecturer at the University of Chicago’s Harris School for Public Policy, Senior Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, and serves on the Board of Advisors of the MSFS Service Program at Georgetown University and on the Board of Directors of Management Sciences for Health and the Charter Cities Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Berea College and a Master’s degree in Foreign Policy and International Security from Georgetown University.

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