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 also instructed on impact evaluation, political economy and development economics at the University of Dar es Salaam's Economics Department, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), the African School of Economics, and Strathmore Business School.
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 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 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 and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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.
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