Kasim Ggombe

  • Country Economist



Ggombe Kasim Munyegera was a Country Economist in the IGC Rwanda office. Prior to joining the IGC, Kasim worked as a Quantitative Research Assistant at the JICA Research Institute, Tutor of Data Analysis using STATA at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), and Teaching Assistant of Applied Econometrics and Advanced Econometrics for MA and PhD students at GRIPS, Tokyo. He also worked as a Customer Advisor and Branch Operations Support (Supervisor) for Barclays Bank Uganda. Kasim has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Makerere University, Uganda, an MA and PhD, both in Development Economics from GRIPS, Tokyo. His research interests include development economics, focusing on migration; the role of ICT in rural development – mobile money for rural financial inclusion, and incorporation of ICT in agriculture; analysis of household welfare and vulnerability to weather shocks. He has professional membership with the Association of Agricultural and Applied Economists (AAEA) and has published his mobile money research in top academic journals like World Development.