Research and Learning Director

Anthony Mveyange is a Tanzanian development economist whose research and policy foci include poverty and inequality, education and health, natural resources, international trade and trade policy, economic growth, and development in Africa. With 15 years' experience designing and evaluating projects and programmes, policy advisory, designing and overseeing thematic research-related programmes to generate robust and reliable evidence-base necessary for making credible and well-informed policy decisions. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Anthony is a Research and Learning Director at Trademark East Africa (TMEA) overseeing a research and learning portfolio across TMEA's operational countries -- Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Malawi, Somaliland, and Eastern DRC. Before joining TMEA, Anthony was a research economist in the World Bank Development Research Group in Washington, DC, the USA. At the Bank, he was a technical team member that produced the World Bank 2017 Global report on Water and the Economy. He was also a technical advisor to Kenya's Ministry of Health and Tanzania's Ministry of Land and Human Settlement on a DFID funded Rural Land Certification Program. As an East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative (EASST) fellow, Anthony is also a founding member of the Network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. He was recently nominated by the World Manufacturing Foundation as among 12 global experts to produce a White Paper on restoring Global Value Chains in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. He is also a contributor to Africa in Focus at Brookings Institute in the United States. Anthony was also a lead consultant to a recently concluded rigorous impact evaluation of AMREF Health Africa's 10-year Alternative Rite of Passage Programme to curb Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting practices in Kajiado County in Kenya. He is also currently the lead consultant for Porticus Africa, evaluating early childhood development programs in selected Nairobi slums in Kenya. Anthony is also a project coordinator and research cluster lead with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) on a BMGF funded project on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in East Africa. As a Coordinator, he oversees different technical working groups (Trade, Health, Transport and Policy), bringing together stakeholders across the East African Community. As a Research Cluster lead, Anthony oversees a team of senior researchers from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi. In the past, he consulted for the World Bank Group, Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund of the World Bank, and the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). He is currently a student in the Masters of Management in Agribusiness programme at Strathmore Business School.