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Todd Moss

Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Senior Fellow, The Center for Global Development, Washington, DC

Todd Moss is Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD).

In addition to his institutional responsibilities, Todd directs The Emerging Africa Project and his work focuses on U.S.-Africa relations and financial issues facing sub-Saharan Africa, including policies that affect private capital flows, debt, and aid.

He is currently working on the economic crisis in Zimbabwe and has led the Center’s work on Nigerian debt, the African Development Bank and the IDA-15 replenishment round.

Todd served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from May 2007 to October 2008 while on leave from CGD.

He originally joined the Center in July 2003 from the World Bank where he served as a consultant and advisor to the Chief Economist in the Africa Region. Prior to joining the Bank, he was a Lecturer at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the postgraduate Development Studies Institute.

Previously, Todd has worked as an Analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and was Assistant Director of U.S. Policy Programs at the Overseas Development Council (ODC).

Todd is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and the author of numerous articles and books, including “Adventure Capitalism: Globalization and the Political Economy of Stock Markets in Africa” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and “African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors” (Lynne Rienner, 2007).

He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the University of London and his B.A. from Tufts University.

Articles by Todd Moss

Minute Zero: Prologue

A sneak peak into Todd Moss's latest thriller in the Judd Ryker series about a professor inside the State Department’s Crisis Reaction Unit.

September 19, 2015

A Professor in Foggy Bottom: “The Golden Hour”

An international thriller set in the world of politics and espionage.

November 1, 2014

Avoiding the Oil Curse

How can Ghana avoid the kinds of corruption and conflict that often accompany higher oil revenues?

October 26, 2009

Dateline Zimbabwe: Who's to Blame?

Why does Zimbabwe's current economic troubles have their roots in the country's politics?

August 24, 2005

Nigeria — Time to Cut a Debt Deal?

Would debt relief help Nigeria, led by reformers, through a particularly fragile situation?

June 6, 2005