Yahya Jammal

Yahya Jammal is a development economist with a long experience in economic policy (macroeconomic, employment, industrial, housing and public enterprise/privatization policies) and statistical development in support of these policies. Since 1993, he has spearheaded BIDE’s efforts in developing statistical products and methodology for developing countries. He has led teams of experts and local staff in improving industrial statistical indicators and national accounts in Indonesia, building the first integrated national and states accounts in the Federated States of Micronesia and East Timor’s first national accounts. Most recently he was Chief of Party of a 3.5-year 93 person-month project which assisted the Indonesian National Statistics Agency in introducing improvements in statistics covering national accounts, industry, prices, labor market, agriculture and survey/census design and methodology .

He has worked in twelve countries and has undertaken over thirty consulting assignments with USAID, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, UNIDO, ILO and UNTAET, in Asia , Africa , the Middle East and the Pacific. He was a resident advisor in Indonesia for over ten years and in Saudi Arabia for two years. He is a native Arabic speaker and is fluent in French and Indonesian. He holds a PhD in economics (with majors in economic development and public finance) from Wayne State University (1980).

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