Will’s work has two main areas of focus: economic linkages of the extractive sector with the rest of the economy, and the regional programme for Francophone Africa. He also works on illicit financial flows originating in the natural resource sector and the implications of the coronavirus pandemic for resource-rich countries.
Before joining NRGI, Will was a consultant with the Economist Intelligence Unit’s public policy consulting practice in Asia, focusing on economic modeling. He also worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on natural resource governance, financing for development, international trade and industrial policy, and has held a number of other roles as a public policy economist. He holds an M.Phil in economics from Oxford University.