Amanda Ellis is Deputy Secretary for the International Development Group, managing New Zealand's international aid and development program and advising the Government on international development issues.
Amanda is an economist specializing in international trade and development economics. Before returning to the Ministry, she was Lead Specialist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management for the World Bank Group. Amanda also managed the World Bank's Global Private Sector Leaders CEO Forum.
Amanda's prior time with the Ministry included roles at the OECD in Paris, as Consul in the French Pacific Territories, and as manager of New Zealand's aid programmes in Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia.
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