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Emmanuel Nshakira Rukundo

Alumni Ambassador Uganda

After IDS where I studied MA Poverty and Development and graduated in 2011, I undertook short consultancies with World Vision Uganda – on analysing government commitment to financing health for women and children and with the Ministry of Finance, Uganda on a participatory poverty assessment process.

In both I was using participatory methodologies – giving credit to the skills I attained from several Saturday workshops organised by Robert Chambers. I later took on a job as a Research Analyst with Development Initiatives’ Africa office, where I have done work on public expenditure, social protection financing and budget data accessibility and transparency in the East African countries among others. I am hoping to pursue doctoral studies in the near future where I will be investigating the interplay of community health financing schemes and poverty in rural Uganda.