People

RISE is a collaborative enterprise with a global team of people drawn from many different organisations, sectors, and regions. The detailed research and data collection in the RISE focus countries is undertaken by our Country Research Teams (CRTs). The RISE Intellectual Leadership Team (ILT) provides expertise in various aspects of education systems, development, measurement, and analysis to deliver thought leadership, research advice, and scholarly assessment of RISE research activities and outputs. The RISE Directorate, with team members from Oxford Policy Management, Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, and the Center for Global Development lead, manage, and synthesise the research.

 

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Featured Team Members
Asim I. Khwaja

Asim I. Khwaja

Principal Investigator - Pakistan CRT

Asim I. Khwaja is a professor of international finance and development at the Harvard Kennedy School. He…

Rabea Malik

Rabea Malik

Collaborating Researcher - Pakistan CRT

Rabea Malik is a research fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). She has a…

Jacobus Cilliers

Jacobus Cilliers

Researcher - Tanzania CRT

Jacobus Cilliers is an assistant teaching professor at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy. He has…

Deon Filmer

Deon Filmer

Key Researcher - Tanzania CRT

Deon Filmer is a lead economist in the Research Group of the World Bank. He is a principal investigator on an…

James Habyarimana

James Habyarimana

Key Researcher - Tanzania CRT

James Habyarimana is an associate professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and co-Director of the…

Aneth Komba

Researcher - Tanzania CRT

Aneth Komba is a senior lecturer and director for social services at the University of Dar es Salaam,…

Isaac Mbiti

Isaac Mbiti

Researcher - Tanzania CRT

Isaac Mbiti is an assistant professor of public policy and economics at the University of Virginia. He has…

Kitila Mkumbo

Kitila Mkumbo

Researcher - Tanzania CRT

Kitila Mkumbo is a senior lecturer and previous dean of the College of Education at the University of Dar es…

Ken Opalo

Ken Opalo

Researcher - Tanzania CRT

Ken Opalo is an assistant professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University…

Shardul Oza

Shardul Oza

Senior Programme Manager - Tanzania CRT

Shardul Oza is a Washington DC-based Senior Programme Manager for the RISE Tanzania Country Research Team.…