Leveraging Expertise

…expanding the pool of development-oriented African economic and legal professionals, leveraging their expertise and facilitating their interaction

Advisory Teams

A key role for ILEAP since its inception has been the recruiting, retaining and monitoring of multi-disciplinary teams of professional advisors.  ILEAP identifies and evaluates prospective legal and economic advisors, and assembles issue focused multidisciplinary teams led by experienced professionals. These multidisciplinary teams include senior advisors, such as practicing lawyers, trade negotiators, and academics. Where possible, ILEAP tries to engage lawyers and economists from developing countries to work with trade experts. ILEAP further relies on junior professionals, such as graduate or post-doctoral students in law and economics, whose role is to prepare the background material required for the final advice in accordance with the senior advisory team guidelines.