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Isabelle Ramdoo

Deputy Director, IGF

Isabelle Ramdoo is an economist with 20 years of experience in trade and industrial policy. In the field of international trade, Isabelle has extensive experience in trade negotiations in Eastern and Southern Africa and worked as a technical trade negotiator for the Government of Mauritius. In the field of industrial policy, her main focus is on mineral-related linkages development.

Prior to joining IISD, she worked as a senior investment and linkages advisor at the African Minerals Development Centre/ United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, where she supported African governments in developing strategic linkages and supply chains to promote economic transformation, in line with the Africa Mining Vision. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Head of Programme at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in the Netherlands, where she led two workstreams, trade and extractive industries work stream respectively in the Economic Transformation and Trade programme. She has published extensively on trade and on various dimensions of the extractive sector, in particular on local content and industrial diversification.