I am currently a PhD student 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 Swahili 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 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 also periodically teach an introductory course on impact evaluation at the University of Dar es Salaam's Economics Department and at the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). I am a World Economic Forum Global Shaper originally with the Dar es Salaam Hub (since 2013) but currently with the New York City II Hub (since 2015). I was a CEGA Fellow (Fall 2012) at the University of California at Berkeley and worked with CEGA-affiliated Professors and PhD students at the University of California at Berkeley's Economics Department. 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 have a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Xavier University.
Position: PhD Student
Website: Personal Website
Institution / Affiliation : Yale University
Geographical Region: Africa
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Mixed Method, Statistics, Survey Methodology
Policy: Corruption, Development, Elections, Ethnic Politics, Governance