Dr. Tausi Mbaga Kida
Executive Director

Dr. Tausi Mbaga Kida is the Executive Director of the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), a Policy Think Tank based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Kida is a development economist with over twenty (20) years of experience in policy research and development management in Tanzania. She is currently (since May 2015) the Executive Director of the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) – one of the leading policy research think tanks in Tanzania. Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Kida has been the Director of Programmes (2011 – 2015) in the same organization. She holds a PhD in Development Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam: International Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands. She also holds a MA and BA Degrees in Economics from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Throughout her progressive career history, Dr. Kida has been at the fore front in spearheading policy development process in Tanzania and East Africa. At the start of her carrier in mid-1990’s, Dr. Kida had been involved in policy research activities geared towards supporting Tanzania’s economic reform processes

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