Olivia Stevens

Policy Advisor

Olivia is a Kivu International Policy Advisor. She has high-level experience providing technical assistance to support economic policy development both within government and to civil society partners.

At Kivu International, Olivia is providing support to the President and State House Zambia focusing on jobs and labour market policy. She is also delivering technical support and capacity building to local think tank partners in Nepal.

Prior to Kivu International, Olivia worked in the Ministry of Finance in Timor-Leste for two years as an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) fellow. There, her role focused on fiscal issues providing analysis directly to the Minister of Finance and other senior officials on various issues concerning economic policy and public financial management.

She has also worked as an Economic Consultant at the Asian Development Bank, an Economic Assistant at the National Infrastructure Commission in the UK Government and as a Research Assistant in the Public Policy department of economic consultancy Frontier Economics. She also has on the ground experience promoting entrepreneurship in microenterprises in Zambia and Rwanda.

Olivia is a trained economist with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a MPhil in Economics.

Policy Area Expertise:
  • Economic Development
  • Business Enabling Environment
  • Public Financial Management
  • Fiscal Sustainability
  • Domestic Resource Mobilisation & Taxation


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