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UN University Wider Professor Trains KIPPRA Staff

The Chief Executive Officer, United Nations University Helsinki Finland (UNU-WIDER), Professor Sen Kunal, was a guest speaker at a KIPPRA policy seminar on the 27th and 28th of February 2020. Prof. Kunal met with the Executive Director of Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, Dr Rose Ngugi to discuss possible collaborations. He later presented a research paper on, “Transforming Informal Work and Livelihoods Wage Worker & Self Employment” to the KIPPRA staff. The presentation elicited discussions. On the second day of his visit, Prof. Kunal trained KIPPRA staff on research methods and impact evaluation. Prof. Kunal is a leading international expert on the political economy of growth and development. He has performed extensive research on international finance, the political economy determinants of inclusive growth, the dynamics of poverty, social exclusion, female labor force participation, and the informal sector in developing economies. His research has focused on India, East Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

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