Samuel M. Wangwe

Samuel M. Wangwe

Professor Samuel M. Wangwe has a Ph.D from the University of Dar es Salaam (1980), an MA (Economics) from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1973 and a BA (Economics and Statistics) from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1972. Prof. Wangwe has authored eight books, including Economic Challenges Facing the Third Phase Government (with Prof. Van Arkadie), Exporting Africa: Technology, Trade and Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa (1997).

Prof Wangwe is currently the Executive Director of REPOA. Prior to assuming his current position, he was chairman of Daima Associates Limited (DAIMA), a private consulting firm based in Dar es Salaam that offers a range of professional services directed towards the economic management and policy analysis, policy advisor on coordination of reforms in the Office of the President, Public Service Management, a post he took after eight years as Executive Director of the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), a nonprofit nongovernmental policy research institute focusing on capacity building in economic and social policy and development management in Tanzania. He is principal research associate with the ESRF and is chairing the Independent Monitoring Group which is tasked to monitor aid relationships between donors and Tanzania government.

Prof Wangwe has been a member of several commissions, special committees, and task forces including the Fourth Five Development Plan Working Committee on Industry and Technology; the Committee for Improving National Statistics; the Secretariat of the Tanzania Advisory Group; the Presidential Commissions on Exports and Salaries; the Tax Force on Restructuring the National Bank of Commerce; the Advisory Committee in Financial Sector Reform, and was Chairperson of the national Consultative Committee on Fast Tracking the East African Federation.

In April 2013, Prof Wangwe was appointed to be a member of the Board of the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC).