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Bineswaree Bolaky
UNECA, Lusaka
Economic affairs officer, SRO-SA- Sub Regional Initiatives Section
Ms. Bineswaree (Aruna) Bolaky is an Economic Affairs Officer with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN ECA) Sub-regional office for Southern Africa, based in Lusaka, Zambia. Prior to that, she served in the Africa section and Least Developed Countries (LDC) section, of the Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. She has been a co-author of the UNCTAD LDC Report and the Economic Development in Africa Report. She has worked in the United Nations for more than 16 years in the areas of economic research, policy analysis and programme management in several duty stations with ECLAC and UNDP. Prior to that she was an instructor/lecturer at university in the U.S and the People’s Republic of China, a consultant at the World Bank in Washington D.C., and a summer intern at the IMF. She holds advanced degrees in Economics and Economics of Competition Law from the University of Cambridge, UK; Simon Fraser University, Canada; King's College, London, U.K and the University of Maryland at College park, USA. Her areas of interest include trade and regional integration, SME and private sector development, South-South cooperation, and SIDS-related issues. She is a fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. She is fluent in English, French, Creole (native) and has limited proficiency in Spanish. She is a national of the island of Mauritius.
Areas of Expertise
Development Economics, Economics





Trade, Regulations and Income (joint with Caroline Freund)

Journal of Development Economics, Vol 87, Issue 2

Tourism Competitiveness in the Caribbean

CEPAL Review, No.104

Regional Integration: A lever for positive tourism development in Africa?

Chapter 11 in Positive Tourism in Africa.

Ed. Mucha Mkono. Taylor&Francis.

The effectiveness of competition law in promoting economic development

International journal of Economic and Finance Studies

Vol 5, Issue No.1

Operationalising the blue economy in Africa; the case of the South West Indian Oean

ORF Issue Brief Issue No.398, September 2020, Observer Research Foundation

Covid-19 and its implications for women

(joint with Darsheenee Ramnauth)

TRALAC blog, 25 May 2020.

COVID-19: Every crisis is a wake-up call for better preparedness

BizWeek Mauritius No.286

Unlocking the potential of Africa’s services for structural transformation

Bridges Africa, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Dvelopment

Vol 5, No 4.

Fostering industrial development in Africa in the new global environment: Key policy recommendations

Trade Negotiations Insight, Vol 10, No.9, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development

The State of SDGs in Zambia

Zambia Daily Mail

Digitalization, entrepreneurship and inclusiveness In Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Tourism for Economic Development in Africa

Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management (Vol 7, No.4)

The impact of Covid-19 in Southern Africa: A case for leveraging the AfCFTA to diversify intra-African trade

BizWeek Mauritius No.333 March 12, 2021

South-South Cooperation Finance for Mobilization of the Private Sector to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

South-South Ideas Series. UNDP. February