Dr. Obuya Bagaka

Dr. Obuya BAGAKA has over 12 years’ experience in Governance, Public Finance and Budgeting, Devolution, Capacity Building and Policy Development and Monitoring and Evaluation in both the public and private sectors. Previously, Bagaka headed a World-Bank funded program on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the South African based Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results. He also held a senior position at the Kenya School of Government as Head of Research and Advanced Training. Until recently, Bagaka was the Institutional Strengthening Lead for a DFID funded program (Sustainable Urban Economic Development [SUED]) which supports the growth of the private sector as the engine for economic growth for sustainable development. Beyond providing advisory services to governments in Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia, Bagaka has widely consulted for USAID, DFID, European Union, UNDP and the World Bank on governance and capacity development. Dr. Bagaka has a PhD in Public Administration from Northern Illinois - USA (2009) and a Masters in the same field from Minnesota State University – Mankato, USA (2004). He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nairobi in Political Science and Philosopy (2001). Bagaka is an accomplished writer and regularly contributes opinion pieces in the Daily Nation on governance and public policy issues.