Hajime Onishi joined the Independent Development Evaluation of AfDB in 2012, and has been in charge of the thematic evaluation of the Bank’s assistance in the infrastructure sector.
Before joining the Bank, he worked for 5 years for Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting, a private think-tank based in Tokyo, serving as a Chief Consultant of the Department of International Studies.
As a third-party consultant he participated in a number of ex-post evaluation studies, especially the evaluation of Japan’s official development assistance projects. Given his background as a consulting engineer and a project economist, the evaluation encompassed a wide range of infrastructure projects in Sub-Sahara Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia and CIS countries. His work experience also covers the research on trade and investment promotion, the sector study on transport, energy and agriculture, and the project feasibility study.
Mr. Onishi holds three masters in Civil Engineering (received in 1997), Construction Economics and Management (in 2001) and Development Administration and Planning (in 2002).