Barbara Barungi is a development practitioner currently serving as the Lead Economist with the African Development Bank in Nigeria. She has previously worked as an economist at the UNDP Regional Bureau of Africa, UNDP headquarters in New York.
Prior to that was an advisor to the Minister of Finance in Rwanda. Some of the other countries she has worked on include Angola, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Swaziland and South Africa.
Barbara started her career as an academic in her home country Uganda where she taught Economics and Public Finance at Makerere University before joining Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa where she taught development economics.
She lives in Abuja, Nigeria.