Interview with Eric White, Managing Associate and Lead Economist, Integra Government Services International by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) at ICT4Ag 2013. The conference, organized by CTA and the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) was held at the Serena Hotel Conference Center in Kigali, November 4-8, 2013.
Eric White leads Integra’s Development Analytics practice and serves as a manager and consultant in the firm’s work on Agriculture and on ICT for Development. He brings eight years of experience in project management and international development consulting, and is a skilled practitioner of the Growth Diagnostics methodology, which he has implemented in five countries. Mr. White joined Integra from the World Bank’s Africa regional agriculture team, and is co-author of the book “Structural Transformation and Rural Change Revisited,” released by the World Bank Press in July 2012. He has consulted directly to several African governments, as well as to the African Development Bank, and earlier in his career worked as a social entrepreneur in the ICT sector. Previously Mr. White was an economics instructor at Harvard University, and served as a Lieutenant in the US navy. He holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.