Boscow Okumu

Boscow Okumu

Associate Research Scientist-Impact Evaluation

ABOUT Boscow Okumu

Okumu is an Associate Research Scientist in the Data Synergy and Evaluation Unit. He is interested in the use of novel econometric and impact evaluation methods to generate evidence that informs policy decisions.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics from Maseno University, Kenya, a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Okumu previously worked with the National Treasury and Economic Planning as an economist and with the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences as a data manager. He has over 15 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of government policies and programmes.

He is also a research fellow with the EfD initiative at the University of Nairobi Department of Economics. Okumu’s research areas are mainly in forestry, biodiversity conservation, climate change, climate-smart agriculture, energy, poverty and community-based natural resource management focusing on the interaction between protected areas and adjacent communities. Okumu has experience in impact evaluations using various econometric approaches, bio-economic modeling, revealed and stated preference methods.

He is driven by desire to engage in challenging tasks, learn new things-big or small- and taking on new responsibilities to constantly  grow and contribute to his team and the organization