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Paul Kamau

National investigator
Paul Kamau is the national investigator for Kenya.


Prof Paul Kamau is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. Within the Afrobarometer, Prof. Kamau is the National Investigator leading the Kenyan team. He joined Afrobarometer in 2010 after receiving his PhD in Development Studies from the University of Nairobi in 2009. He is also the country team leader for the World Economic Forum – Global Competitiveness Index in Kenya, a position he has held since 2004.

An economist by training, Prof. Kamau is a holder of a PhD in Development Studies (University of Nairobi), MSc. in Economics (University of Zimbabwe), and a BA in Economics (University of Nairobi). His research interests are in Economic Development, Governance & Devolution, Human Capital Development, Regional Integration, State-Business Relations, Global Value Chains, China-Africa relations and Industrialization where he has published widely.

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