Services play an increasingly important role in international trade. Improving EU-African trade in services would have wide-ranging benefits for both sides
ECFR Alumni · Visiting Fellow
Areas of expertise
International trade; international development
Iza Lejarraga was a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. She is a trade expert with extensive experience in policy advocacy for international organisations, academia, think-tanks, and the private sector.
Prior to joining ECFR, she held positions in several multilateral organisations, including the OECD, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Organization of American States. Lejarraga is a visiting professor in the joint advanced policy programme of the University of Georgetown and the Solvay Brussels School, and has taught graduate and executive courses across Europe at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the European University Institute, the World Trade Institute, the University of Paris, and the German Development Institute.
She holds a master’s degree in public administration in international development from the Harvard Kennedy School, and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Center for International Development.
Africa’s new trade agreement promises deep economic integration on the continent – and offers the opportunity for greater African-European cooperation, including on the role trade can play in the green and digital transitions