Antoine Huss

Country Head for Togo, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change


Antoine is the country head for Togo and deputy lead of the Inclusive Growth and Private-Sector Development Practice in the Governance team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, with a focus on supporting economic development in Africa. In their 2017 report The Jobs Gap, Antoine and Practice colleagues made a case for addressing the looming 50 million jobs shortfall that Africa is projected to face by 2040, and how governments and their development partners can tackle this issue through politically smarter market-based sector development strategies. In Togo, Antoine and his team support the government to achieve this through targeted investment promotion, business climate reforms and the implementation of priority projects.

Over the past years, Antoine has been working in various advisory and management capacities in Afghanistan, Mali, Sierra Leone and South Sudan on issues such as migration, education and commercial agriculture development. He also worked for a few years as a policy analyst for the Government of Canada on immigration and refugee questions. Antoine is passionate about developing young talent and using evidence-based approaches to solving hard problems.