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H.E. Samuel D. Tweah Jr

Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Liberia

Hon Tweah became the Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) in 2017. Prior to becoming Minister, Mr. Tweah served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director representing The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia Sierra Leone and Sudan at the African Development Bank (AfDB). Before joining the AfDB in 2016, he worked as Chief Economist (2013-2016) of the National Millennium Compact Development Project of Liberia, an entity under the Ministry of Finance and Developing Planning (MFDP) charged with developing Liberia’s present compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation of the United States. As Chief Economist, he led the drafting of Liberia’s Constraints Analysis, which identified roads and power deficits as the binding constraints to sustained private investment and economic growth in Liberia. Prior to this, Mr. Tweah worked as a consultant at the MFDP, leading a team of consultants to cost the Agenda for Transformation, the national development plan of the Government of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. As a UNESCO hired consultant, Mr. Tweah developed and costed a national TVET implementation plan, which is guided by the national TVET policy. He has also consulted for NGOs. Mr. Tweah holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Liberia (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master’s degree from George Washington University.