Miriam Omolo

Miriam W. Oiro Omolo, Ph.D. is Executive Director, and member of the Board of Directors, of the African Policy Research Institute. She has over 15 years of experience in international trade, and development and poverty issues having working at the Institute of Economic Affairs and the African Economic Research Consortium both in Kenya. She also consults for the World Bank on poverty and inequality and urban development in Kenya.

She holds a doctorate degree in economics from University of South Africa, where she examined the impact of trade policy reforms on household welfare in Kenya Using a computable general equilibrium model. Her main areas of research interest are: trade and development, poverty and welfare and the emerging extractive sector.

Fields of specialization

Poverty and inequality


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


Dr Miriam Omolo
Executive Director
The African Policy Research Institute

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