Pao Engelbrecht


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship

October 2023 - September 2024

Project title

Political economy of a global energy transition: how to reform international economic institutions for climate justice and green industrial policy?

Short biography

As a Mercator Fellow, Pao works on reform proposals of the international financial architecture in light of the climate crisis. His main focus is the role of multilateral development banks in the global energy transition. Previously, Pao worked at Innovations for Poverty Action Ghana, the OECD Statistics Directorate, and the University of Cambridge. He studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics in Manchester and Paris, and holds an MPhil International Relations from the University of Oxford.