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Mansour Rageh

Mansour Rageh was formerly the chief economist at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and has held various managerial and policy positions at the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) since 2003.

Rageh’s current duties at the CBY include Manager for Islamic and Specialized Banking On-site, and he is a member of the Digital Financial Services Working Group representing the CBY internationally at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.

Rageh previously played a key role in drafting the Yemeni government’s microfinance and mobile banking policies.

He has consulted for numerous firms in Yemen and abroad, including the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation and Yemen’s Social Development Fund.

Rageh holds a master’s degree in policy economics from the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, Massachusetts, US, and a bachelor of science in banking & Finance from Ibb University, Yemen.

Since Rageh’s assignment as deputy governor assistant for foreign banking operations at the Central Bank of Yemen in 2017, he has suspended his work at the center until further notice.

Mansour's latest contributions

Yemen Without a Functioning Central Bank: The Loss of Basic Economic Stabilization and Accelerating Famine

November 2, 2016
The Yemeni government’s decision in September to relocate the central bank and replace its governor has left the country without an institution capable of providing basic economic stabilization. … Read more

The imminent critical threats to the Yemeni riyal and government institutions

February 25, 2016
In whatever post-conflict scenario eventually prevails in Yemen, the domestic currency and the institutions of state will be essential to the rebuilding process. To date, both have persevered despite … Read more

Yemen’s economic collapse and impending famine: The necessary immediate steps to avoid worst-case scenarios

This policy paper, published by the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, aims to provide a reading of Yemen’s current economic situation. It offers … Read more