Aneth Komba is a researcher on the RISE Tanzania team and a senior lecturer and director for social services at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Education) (Hons.) and a Master of Arts (Education) from the University of Dar es Salaam, and a PhD from the University of Bath, where she specialized in educational leadership, management and policy studies. She lectures in educational management and school administration; policy planning and administration; human resource management in educational organizations; and qualitative research methodology. She is an institutional coordinator of North-South-South Higher Education Institution Network Programme, and she has also participated in the Research Programme Consortium on Implementing Educational Quality in Low Income Countries (EdQual) as a Research Assistant. She also worked as a project manager of Pedagogy and Leadership Project (PAL) in Tanzania. Her research interests include: educational policies; education financing; families’ resources and children’s schooling; primary education as a poverty alleviation strategy; equity and equality in education; qualitative research methodologies; social capital and children’s schooling; and educational policy planning, management and administration.