Dr Dickson Malunda
Dr. Dickson Malunda is a Development Economist and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Trento. His research interests are in poverty, employment and economic transformation. He has over six years experience as a researcher. Dickson also holds a Masters degree in Development Economics from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and a BSc. Agriculture Economics degree from Makerere University in Uganda. He is currently employed as a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda). Prior to joining IPAR, Dickson worked as a Poverty Economist at the World Bank . Dickson was the team leader for the EAC regional project on innovative approaches to tackling youth unemployment. The project covered Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. In addition, he has done a baseline survey and report for Action Aid's Public financing for Agriculture (PFA) project. He has also completed a research project on Rwanda's labour markets funded and commissioned by IDRC and the University of Witswatersrand a in South Africa. Currently, Dickson is leading the City of Kigali and the Secondary Cities master plans update projects at IPAR-Rwanda.