Jane Kabubo-Mariara

Jane Kabubo-Mariara was appointed as the Executive Director of the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) in 2016. She is a Professor of Economics of the University of Nairobi. She is also a member of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Advisory Board and Interim President of the African Association of Ecological Economists (ASEE). She is the immediate former Director of the School of Economics, University of Nairobi. She has previously served as an acting Deputy Vice-chancellor for Research, Production and Extension at the University of Nairobi. She has also served as a director of the Environment for Development-Kenya; a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium; as a chair of the research committee of the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) and a resource person with African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). She has further served as an expert on scenarios and modeling for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and as a member of the editorial board of Environment and Development Economics; an associate editor of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AFJARE); and, an associate editor of the African Journal of Social Sciences. Her key research interests include Poverty, Labour markets and Income distribution issues, with emphasis on multiple dimensions of child poverty and youth employment, the Impact and Adaptations of Climate Change on Agriculture; and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; She has consulted for the World Bank, IDRC, AERC, PEP, and CEEPA among other institutions. She has been a visiting fellow at the International Monetary Fund (Washington DC), The World Bank (Washington DC), Cornell University (U.S.A), and Laval University (Canada). Kabubo-Mariara holds a B.A, M.A. and PhD in Economics from the University of Nairobi and has extensive knowledge and

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Title Country Themes
Productive Employment in Segmented Markets of fresh produce in Kenya Kenya Impacts of government programs , Labor markets , Globalization and trade
Multidimensional Poverty Comparisons in Kenya: Analysis of Maternal and Child Well-being Kenya Gender , Poverty and inequality , Health , Children
Child Survival, Poverty and Policy Options from DHS Surveys in Kenya: 1993-2003 Kenya Poverty and inequality , Health , Children


Professor Jane Kabubo-mariara
Executive Director
Partnership for Economic Policy

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