Meet our team

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CHRISTINE SIMIYU

Senior Lecturer (Kenya Coordinator)


Christine is an Economist (PhD) with Statistics background. She is currently a senior lecturer and head of Economics Department at KCA University, Nairobi, Kenya. She has vast experience in economic r...

SAMUEL MUHULA

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager (Kenya Deputy Coordinator)


Samuel Muhula is the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager at Amref Health Africa in Kenya and 2018 spring semester visiting research fellow at the University of California Berkeley, under the E...

APOLLO MAIMA

Associate Professor


Apollo Maima is a Kenyan registered Pharmacist who holds a PhD in Community Health and Development from Great Lakes University of Kisumu. Maima is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy in t...

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...

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...

Laura Barasa

Lecturer, University of Nairobi


Laura Barasa holds a PhD in Economics from Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Barasa is a lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of Economics. Her research interests revolve a...