Mr. Fine is former Executive Director and architect of the International Development Research Centre’s African Economic Research Consortium. His more recent activities include work on research and post-graduate education networks in Sub-Saharan Africa (Partnership for Higher Education in Africa), as well as the development of business school education in Sub-Saharan Africa and its application to service delivery (International Finance Corporation and the Global Business School Network).

He has worked on the governance research and post-graduate education initiative for Sub-Saharan Africa (Department for International Development, UK); design of a growth policy center in Nepal (Department for International Development, UK); and design of an initiative to strengthen economic policy research in under-served regions in South Asia, Central Asia, Southern Africa, and the Middle East (World Bank).