Samuel Otoo is the Manager for the Capacity Development and Results practice (WBICR) at the World Bank Institute and a member of the Senior Management Team.
WBICR develops and disseminates knowledge, tools, and research to improve the quality and results of capacity development work in WBI, the World Bank and beyond. Samuel led the team that developed the Capacity Development and Results Framework an innovative approach to guide results-focused capacity development efforts.
As a 22-year veteran of the World Bank Group, Samuel has held a variety of managerial and senior technical positions. Samuel served on the Bank’s Economic Policy Sector Board for five years and was a member of the Bank’s Knowledge Strategy Steering Committee. He was also one of the principal architects of WBI’s renewal strategy.
He has extensive operational experience in Turkey, India, the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe, and in working on economic policy and public sector reform issues, country and sector strategies, and multi-donor initiatives such as the CIS-7 Initiative.
Samuel is a Ghanaian national. He holds a doctorate and master’s degree in economics from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in international business from Reading University.