Dr. Keith Jefferis is a development macroeconomist and financial sector specialist, focusing on a range of macroeconomic, financial and development policy issues in Botswana and sub-Saharan Africa. He is a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Botswana.
Dr. Jefferis has a PhD in Economics from the Open University, UK, a Masterâ€™s degree in Economics from University of London, and a BSc in Economics with Statistics from Bristol University, UK. He is originally from the UK and is now a naturalised citizen of Botswana.
His recent experience includes assessing the macroeconomic impact of pension reforms in Namibia; preparing financial sector development/financial inclusion strategies for Rwanda, Lesotho, Botswana, Liberia and Laos; developing strategic plans for the Central Bank of Rwanda and the Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges; and analysing the impact of global regulatory changes on banking supervision in several African countries. Furthermore, he has worked with institutions such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, USAID and other development organisations.
Dr. Jefferis is currently the Managing Director of Econsult Botswana (Pty) Ltd.