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MICHEAL MBATE

PhD Candidate


Michael Mbate is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics. His fields of research include public finance, governance, and the evaluation of public policies using quasi-experimental designs. P...

MUTHONI NG’ANG’A

Assistant Lecturer


Muthoni Ng’ang’a (Ph.D) is an assistant lecturer at Kenyatta University and Strathmore University. She attained her PhD  in Economics from the University of Nairobi. She is a...

CONSTANTINE MANDA

PhD candidate


Constantine Manda is a member of NIERA and currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University where he studies comparative politics and the political economy of develo...

GRACE MHALU

Research Scientist


Dr. Grace Mhalu is currently a research scientist at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, where she works on interventions in infectious diseases. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the Swiss Tropi...

WERNER MAOKOLA

Program Officer


Dr. Werner Maokola is a Program Officer with the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) in the Ministry of Health Tanzania. Prior to joining NACP, Dr. Maokola worked with Ifakara Health Institute in Tan...

ANNET ADONG

Researcher


Annet Adong is currently a Junior Researcher and Doctoral candidate at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. Prior to that she was a Research Analyst at Economic Policy Resear...

DAMAZO T. KADENGYE

Research Scientist


Damazo T. Kadengye (Ph.D) is a Statistician and Epidemiologist with over 17 years of research and practice in Public Health and Educational Sciences. Presently, Damazo serves as a Resea...

Anne Maina

Program Assistant


Ms. Anne Maina is the Program Assistant for NIERA. Prior to joining NIERA, Anne served as the Knowledge Management Associate at the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance - a network of social in...

Solomon Zena Walelign

Research fellow


Solomon Zena Walelign is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley, a research fellow at the World Bank, and...

Christina Fille

Lecturer (Network Treasurer)


Christina Fille is a lecturer and an economist at the Institute of Social Work in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Christina's  research interests are in development economics, labour economics, trade ...