David McKenzie

David McKenzie

David McKenzie

Lead Economist in the World Bank Development Research Group, Finance and Private Sector Development Unit.

David McKenzie is a Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. He received his B.Com.(Hons)/B.A. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.

He has worked with governments and NGOs around the world to test and improve different forms of entrepreneurship support programs.

Recent examples include helping entrepreneurs in Nigeria to insource or outsource their marketing and accounting services; testing different approaches to online business training during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico, Egypt and the Western Balkans; and measuring long-term impacts of cash grants to Sri Lankan microenterprises.