Mwanda Phiri is a Research Assistant in the Trade and Investment Unit at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) – a quasi-government think tank established by the Ministry of Finance and the African Capacity Building Foundation. She previously worked as a Graduate Trainee in the African Banking Corporation Zambia Subsidiary. Prior to this, she interned at the Ministry of Finance under the Budget Office.
Her research interests include capital markets, trade performance, trade agreements, private sector reforms, economic growth and budget performance. She has co-authored commentaries on the national budget, economy size and co-authored a profile on the Zambia private sector.