Dr Uche Igwe is a visiting fellow at the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the International Centre for Policing and Security at the University of South Wales.
He is a political economy analyst, legislative scholar and governance expert with twenty years of practical experience working with the parliament, government agencies, local and international non-governmental organizations, the media, research think tanks and the private sector.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in Politics from the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption, University of Sussex and a Master of Arts degree in Governance and Development from the prestigious Institute of Development Studies (IDS) also in Sussex. He regularly comments on contemporary issues of politics and governance in the continent, including democracy, corruption, conflict and insecurity, terrorist financing, social protection, Chinese engagement in Africa and cybercrime. Dr. Igwe was a former Africa Policy Scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington DC. He has held senior advisory positions at the World Bank, Open Government Partnership (OGP) and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) offices in Nigeria.