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Donald Mmari

  • Executive Director

Dr Mmari is an economist with vast experience in policy analysis, socio-economic research, and institutional development. He holds a PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, an MBA from University of Oregon, USA and an MA and BA (Economics) from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is actively involved in development policy processes in Tanzania. He has coordinated many large multi-donors funded research projects and collaborations with regional and international think tanks over his twenty-four years of service in the advisory, academic and research industry. He has published articles, working papers, books, policy briefs, and research reports on the extractives, manufacturing and industrial development, governance, decentralization, poverty and social protection, agriculture, trade, business environment, and competitiveness. He has immense experience in development planning and management accumulated over the years of his various positions within and outside REPOA, including membership of the Governing Boards of public entities and private enterprises. He is currently the Executive Director of REPOA.