DR. BABA YUSU MUSA, SFIARSA

DR. BABA YUSU MUSA, SFIARSA

1st Vice President

Baba Yusuf Musa holds a B.Sc. in Economics, MBA and PhD degrees and currently the Director-General of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM). Prior to his appointment as Director General of WAIFEM, he was the Director, Debt Management Department at WAIFEM from 2006 - 2018. Dr. Musa had a twenty-one year stint in the Research and International Economic Relations Departments, Central Bank of Nigeria, where he retired as an Assistant Director. He also worked in the Ministry of Education, Plateau State, Nigeria and the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), before joining the Central Bank of Nigeria.

For over two decades, Dr. Baba Musa has been involved in capacity building in the area of Macroeconomic Management, with emphasis on Public Debt Management of Anglophone West African Countries. His areas of specialization include: Theoretical Underpinnings in Debt Management, Macroeconomics of Debt, Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA), Medium Term Debt Strategy Analysis (MTDS), Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA), Portfolio Optimization Analysis, Loan Negotiations (contracting and rescheduling; specifically, the Paris and London Clubs), and Debt Data Recording and Review using Commonwealth Secretariat Debt Recording and Management System (CS-DRMS). Other areas include Front Office and Middle Office functionsin Debt Negotiations, Debt Forecasting, Risk Management, Analysis and Techniques. He is an expert in Public Domestic Debt Management and Subnational Government Debt.

Dr. Musa for 5 years (2008 - 2013), was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the World Bank Debt Management Facility (DMF). From May 2016 - January 2019, he served as Chairman, World Bank DMF II implementation Coordination Group- (membership of the ICG consists of the International Monetary Fund, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD; Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank, Macroeconomic Management Training Institute for Eastern and Southern Africa, MEFMI; Debt Relief International, DRI; Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, CEMLA; Agence UMOATitres; and Japan International Corporation Agency, JICA). He earlier served as a Member(1998 – 2006), Capacity Building Programme Committee of Heavily Indebted Poor Countries’ (HIPC) Initiative. He has facilitated in several training programmes and participated in missions with several international organizations including the World Bank, IMF, UNITAR, Commonwealth Secretariat, Debt Relief International, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), etc. An erudite scholar with several publications in peer reviewed local and international journals.

Dr. Musa’s recent assignments in member countries of WAIFEM include development of Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (Republic of Ghana’s: 2010, 2015 and 2018; The Gambia: 2011, 2017, 2018 and January 2019; Liberia: 2013 and 2017; Nigeria: 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016; Sierra Leone: 2013 and 2015). Development of Debt Sustainability Analysis, DSA; for The Gambia: 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2018; Ghana: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2017; Liberia: 2008;Nigeria: 2006-2017; Sierra Leone: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2018).

In terms of Institutional Strengthening, Dr. Musa has also been involved in the Preparation of Country Reform Plans and Debt Management Performance Assessments (DeMPA) in the following countries: The Gambia, Pilot DeMPA in 2007, Revised DeMPA Jan. 2010, Reform Plan Nov – Dec.9, 2010, Reform Plan February 2013, and 2nd DeMPA – June 9 – 18, 2014. Republic of Ghana: DeMPA March 2008, Reform Plan November 2008, 2nd DeMPA, June 2012, Reform Plan June 2013. Republic of Liberia: DeMPA mission, September 2009 and Reform Plan, January 2012. Republic of Sierra Leone: DeMPA July 2009 and Reform Plan, June 2010. Federal Republic of Nigeria, National DeMPA September 2008, 2nd National DeMPA, March 26 - 30, 2012; Sub-national DeMPA to 7 Nigerian States Lagos, Feb. 2011, Ondo, March 2011, Edo, Apr. 2013, Cross Rivers, Feb 6, 2014, Niger Sept 2015, Kano March 2018 and FCT March 2018.

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