Russell Bishop

Principal Economist
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Russell Bishop is a Principal Economist in the Economics, Policy and Governance department at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He works on policy dialogue, country diagnostics and project assessment to support the implementation of the Bank’s Green Economy Transition strategy, including preparing the Bank’s approach to Just Transition. Prior to joining the EBRD in 2017 he led the low-income country programme of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate as a Senior Research Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute. This included leading work for the Ugandan Ministry of Finance on integrating green growth considerations into their national development plan and annual budget allocation.

Between 2012-2015 he worked as a Senior Economist at the Global Green Growth Institute where he supported the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office in preparation of their 2015-2020 national development plan. Between 2006-2012 he held roles in the UK Civil Service at Her Majesties Revenue and Customs, The Ministry of Justice and The Committee on Climate Change.