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I am a development researcher and consultant, based in Nairobi. I advise businesses, governments, and NGOs on ways to make markets and services--particularly digital ones--work better for all.  My experience spans more than 15 countries worldwide, with a particular focus on Africa.  I combine the tools of economics and anthropology to deeply understand problems and explore practical, real-life solutions.  My most recent academic work examines the labor market implications of digitally mediated work (like through ride hailing apps) in Africa.  Current consulting work helps public and private players use digital tools to improve healthcare, education, credit, trade, and agriculture service delivery for ordinary people, especially women. I have a BA in Anthropology and International Relations from Eckerd College and Masters and PhD from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

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