Our Experts

We work with an extensive network of researchers, academics and practitioners from different renown organizations and top universities in the world in designing and implementing research projects, training and consultancy assignments.

Habimana is an associate at CDP and a highly analytical statistician with 10+ years of progressive experience in modernization of the statistical system, complex household and business survey design and implementation, including poverty analysis and microeconomic modeling. He is currently finalizing his Ph.D. in data science with a specialization in econometrics at the African Centre of Excellence in the Data Science/University of Rwanda.

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Wilberforce NUWAGIRA is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in Economics at the University of Minho, Portugal and he is a senior Principal Economist at the National Bank of Rwanda (NBR). His main research interests lie within the fields of mainstream macroeconomics , applied econometrics and statistical analysis. He has published several papers in areas of exchange rate, foreign capital flows as well as economic growth both in time series and panel context.

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Yvette Ruzibiza is a PhD fellow at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She is interested in people and their interaction with the contexts they live in, from a community and individual point of view. To understand behaviour and individual decision-making in their contexts, she applies theories from both gender studies and anthropology. Her current doctoral research focuses on the sexuality and relationships of young refugees in Mahama refugee camp, Rwanda, and Nakivale refugee camp, Uganda. She uses ethnographic methods and approaches to study adolescent beliefs or perceptions about gender and romantic…

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Blaise is a political scientist specializing in conflict management and cross-border trade governance. He has been involved in several conflict management and peacebuilding programs with a wide range of civil society organizations and state institutions, including cross-border trade, environmental governance, advocacy, and Business for Peace in the Great lakes region. He has a Ph.D. in Political Geography from Germany.

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Ggombe Kasim Munyegera, PhD

Co-Founder of Centre for Development Policy
Dr. Ggombe Kasim Munyegera is an Economist, researcher and Co-Founder of Centre for Development Policy. He holds a PhD and MA in Development Economics obtained from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan, and a BA in Economics obtained from Makerere University, Uganda. He has conducted policy and academic research covering various topics including financial sector development, gender and women empowerment, agriculture and rural development, migration, trade, poverty and vulnerability, growth and structural transformation and climate change. Prior to founding MRC, he worked as Country Economist in the Rwanda country office of the International Growth Center (IGC)…

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Kwizera is completing his Ph.D. in a joint- doctoral program in Economics from the Universidade do Minho & Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal. He is currently an Economist in charge of Modeling and Forecasting at the National Bank of Rwanda and an adjunct assistant professor to Prof.Thomas Lux and Clemens Knoppe from the University of Kiel, Germany.

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Fromell is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus University and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. Her research interests lie within Behavioral and Experimental Economics. she is collaborating with other international researchers and CDP to conduct a study on “Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in Rwanda using VUP beneficiaries”.

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Johnson is an Economist trained from Jönköping University-Sweden for a Ph.D. Currently working as an STC at the World Bank and undertaking consultancies for government and international organizations. Prior,  I have been in the academic profession for the last 12 years, teaching, undertaking research activities, and carrying out consultancies. Major research interests are in Industrial organization, Economic development, and Gender Economic Policy. I have profound experience in consultancies undertaken for both private and public institutions as well as civil society organizations.

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Hansen is an associate professor in a social and cultural psychologist interested in cultural change instigated by aid programs, mainly focusing on women’s empowerment and ample field experience around the world. Nina and other international researchers are currently collaborating with CDP to conduct a study on “Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in Rwanda using VUP beneficiaries”.

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Karangwa Mathias has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (National University of Rwanda), a master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics (Makerere University) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics (3rd year, University of Minho, Portugal). He has experience in Research (with a good number of publications) and in modeling and forecasting, for at least ten years. He also previously taught statistics, Econometrics, data analysis and processing and other economics courses, at local universities. His research interests are: empirics/econometrics of economic growth, macroeconomic modeling, panel data econometrics (with a focus on microeconometrics, including impact evaluation studies) as well as monetary…

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