Name: Dr. Constantine Manda
Title: Senior Research Fellow/Director, Impact Evaluation Laboratory
Mr. Constantine Manda is the IE Lab’s Director but also an IE researcher and trainer in Tanzania and across the continent with about nine years of experience. Mr. Manda has been involved in both experimental and quasi-experimental work in Tanzania including large, multi-million dollar randomized experimentally-evaluated in Tanzania in collaboration with the Innovations for Poverty Action, the government of Tanzania, and researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Virginia which was published in August 2019 at the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Constantine has instructed on impact evaluation at the University of Dar es Salaam’s Economics Department, the African School of Economics, and at the ESRF as pre-cursor training sessions to the IE Lab. Constantine has also guest-lectured on development economics at Nairobi’s Strathmore Business School and on African politics at Yale University.
Constantine is also a co-founder of the Network for Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA) which was founded by former Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) EASST Fellows, to which Constantine was among the first cohort of Fellows in the Fall of 2012 at the Economics Department of the University of California, Berkeley advised by Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics and CEGA Faculty Director, Edward Miguel.
Because of his work in expanding the IE space, Constantine was nominated, by-then Director General, Dr. Hassan Mshinda, to sit, during 2015-2018, in the Research and Development Advisory Committee on Basic Science at Tanzania’s Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). Constantine is also a member (2018 – 2019) of the Advisory Group on Impact Evaluation at the Africa Centre for Evidence at the University of Johannesburg.
Constantine is currently finishing his doctoral training at the Department of Political Science at Yale University where he studies comparative politics and the political economy of development with a focus on Africa.
Constantine’s work has been funded by the Hewlett Foundation, Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a multiple contributor on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog. Constantine has consulted with REPOA, Tanzania’s Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT), and the World Bank.
Constantine has MPhil and MA degrees in Political Science from Yale University, a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Xavier University. For more please visit his personal website here and from his CV which can be accessed here.