Dr Jamal Msami coordinates REPOA’s directorate of strategic research focusing on productive sectors and inclusive development; gender and human development; governance, environment and climate change. He has publications in the fields of youth employment, gender relations, public service reforms, industrial and trade policies. In addition to research, he works as a policy interlocutor with local authorities and communities in Tanzania. His contributions to Tanzania’s Third Five Year Development Plan, intergovernmental relations and decentralisation have received recognition from high echelons of the Government of Tanzania and International development missions. He is currently working on governance of climate change adaptation finance, political settlements and revenue bargains; trade competitiveness and diversification policies and practices in Tanzania. He maintains an active interest in comparative historical analyses, new institutionalism, and applied social policy. He is a multi-disciplinarian with graduate qualifications in Computing Science, Economics and Social Policy.