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Baruani leads the What Works in Open Government Program at Twaweza, an East African non-governmental organization focusing on producing evidence for accountability and action in the domains of education, citizen agency and civic space. Baruani develops and supports research and evaluation activities relevant to Twaweza’s initiatives across Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, linking high-caliber researchers and research institutions to Twaweza to jointly explore core questions in the relevant domains, and turning findings into learning opportunities for the organization and the wider governance field. Prior to his current role, Baruani has worked for several international research institutions and non-governmental organizations focusing on decentralized natural resources governance, participatory rural development and youth empowerment in a variety of contexts, including sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia and South America. Baruani holds an MESC from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).


Institution / Affiliation : Twaweza

Geographical Region: Africa