Stephen Wainaina

Mr Stephen Wainaina, MBS, is an Economic Policy specialist, with strong background in statistics and Public Policy Formulation, analysis and implementation. He possesses wide experience in Strategic Policy formulation, implementation and monitoring, especially in the area of Development planning.

Since January, 2015,   Mr Wainaina has been working full-time as Development and Public Policy Consultant. He served as a Director in the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) Board in the period 2013 - 2016.

Mr Wainaina holds an MA Degree in Development Economics, which he attained at the Center for Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA in 1985. For his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and was awarded a BA Honours degree in Economics in 1981.

In Addition, he also attended other numerous Courses, Benchmarking Tours and Visits, Conferences and Seminars in the fields of Economic Development, Research and Management. He is widely travelled internationally and has visited over 38 Countries.

Mr Wainaina served for over 33 years in the Public Service rising to the Position of Economic Planning Secretary in the Planning department, a Position he held for nearly 10 years. During this period he took official leave from Government Service and Served in two UN Agencies, namely UNCHS (Habitat) and UNCTAD, as regular staff member and as a Consultant. In 2008, Mr Wainaina was honored through an Award of the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) by the President of the Republic of Kenya for his exemplary Services in the Public Sector.

His most recent engagements in Consulting include assignments with:  SIDA, USAID (Futures Group/Palladium Group), IGADD, ACBF, UNDP, IFAD and World Bank, among development Agencies.

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Projects

Title Country Themes
Simulations of policy responses and interventions to promote inclusive adaptation to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in Kenya Kenya Health and nutrition
Simulations of policy responses and interventions to promote inclusive adaptation to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Health and nutrition
Simulations of policy responses and interventions to promote inclusive adaptation to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in Ethiopia Ethiopia Health and nutrition
Simulations of policy responses and interventions to promote inclusive adaptation to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in Vietnam Viet Nam Health and nutrition
Climate shocks and decision-making amongst smallholder farm households in Malawi: Do gender roles influence adaptation? Malawi Gender & women’s empowerment , Agriculture and food security , Climate change
Adoption of Multiple Climate Smart Agriculture Practices: Study on Gender Welfare Gap and Policy Options for Women Empowerment in Tanzania Tanzania, United Republic of Gender & women’s empowerment , Agriculture and food security , Climate change
CGE analysis of rural economic development through agriculture policy in South Africa: a focus on poverty, inequality and gender South Africa Gender & women’s empowerment , Poverty and Inequality , Fiscal policy , Agriculture and food security
The role of non-farming activities on rural farming households in Lesotho: a gender perspective Lesotho Gender & women’s empowerment , Labour markets and employment
The unintended consequences of the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) on women's agency Malawi Gender & women’s empowerment , Agriculture and food security

Details

Mr. Stephen Wainaina
Development and Public Policy Consultant
Private Consultant
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Contact information:

Kenya
wainainacs@gmail.com
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