Kasim Ggombe

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.

Content by Kasim Ggombe
  • Project

    Informing a cashless economy strategy for Rwanda

    Using cash as a means of payments costs national economies 1.5% of GDP. Yet, 85% of global consumer payments continue to be made in cash, according to a 2015 MasterCard Foundation Advisors Report. The underlying factors for the dominance of cash-based transactions vary from country to country and originate from both supply-side and demand-side considerations. The objective...

    26 Jul 2017 | Kasim Ggombe

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Raising exports and attracting FDI in Rwanda

    18 Jan 2017 | Philip English, Patrick McSharry, Kasim Ggombe