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Infrastructure in Fragile States


W. Gyude Moore is a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. He previously served as Liberia’s Minister of Public Works and country lead on the construction and maintenance 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, Moore led a team that monitored progress on the delivery of the Public Sector Investment Program of Liberia. PDU monitored and drove delivery, on behalf of the President, for over $1 billion in road, power, and port infrastructure investment as Liberia attempted to rebuild after the civil war. As one of the President’s most trusted advisors, Gyude also played a crucial role in supporting President Sirleaf as Liberia shaped its post-Ebola outlook.

At CGD, Moore will be exploring governance, looking at the infrastructure sector in particular. He will also focus on channels of attracting private finance into African infrastructure. Moore serves on the Board of Advisors of the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University. He holds a BS in Political Science from Berea College and an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Moore was born and raised in Cape Palmas, Maryland County, Liberia.

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