Constantine Manda

I am the co-Founder and inaugural Director of the Impact Evaluation (IE) Lab at Tanzania's Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). The IE Lab's Mission is to expand the impact evaluation space in Tanzania through capacity-building of local researchers in IE methods; facilitating interactions between IE researchers, both local and international, and policy-makers; producing cutting-edge rigorous impact evaluated-knowledge of interventions and policies; to ultimately inform better policies that improve the lives of Tanzanians.

I am also currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University.

Prior to Yale, I was the Senior Research Analyst at Twaweza. I worked on randomized controlled trials aimed at improving education outcomes in Tanzania. The experiments are collectively called KiuFunza, a portmanteau of the Kiswahili words that mean "thirst to learn". Part of my work also involved liaising with internationally acclaimed research institutions such as IPA, J-PAL, CGD, CEGA, among others.

I have consulted with various organizations including the World Bank, Tanzania's Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) and REPOA.

I write academic articles and policy briefs for publication, and also contribute on a popular youth-centered blog called VijanaFM as well as the Washington Post's Monkey Cage.

I have also instructed on impact evaluation, political economy and development economics at the University of Dar es Salaam's Economics Department, ESRF, the African School of Economics, and Strathmore Business School.

I am a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Curator (2019 - 2020) of the Dar es Salaam Hub (since 2013) but formerly of the New York City Hub (2015 - 2017).

I was a CEGA Fellow (Fall 2012) at the University of California at Berkeley and worked with Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics and CEGA Faculty Director Edward Miguel.

I am also a member (2015-2018) of the Research and Development Advisory Committee on Basic Science at Tanzania's Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH).

I am also a member (2018 - 2019) of the Advisory Group on Impact Evaluation at the Africa Centre for Evidence, University of Johannesburg.

I am also a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Jenga Hub of the Neghesti Sumari Foundation (2018 - 2023).

I am also a co-founder of the Network for Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA) (June 2018) and the co-founder of the Blue Lace Company (T) Limited (March 2012).

My research has been published at the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Health Education & Behavior.

My work has been funded by Yale University's Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the University of California, Berkeley's Center for Effective Global Action, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund.

I have a Master of Philosophy in Political Science (2018) and a Master of Arts in Political Science degree (2017) from Yale University, a Master of Public Policy degree (2010) from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree (2009) from Xavier University.

Feel free to read my CV, in Kiswahili and English.