Research Fellow - Human Development: Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
Highest Degree: Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management, 2009
Mr. Masumbu is a Research Fellow at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR). As Head of the Unit, he is responsible for planning and execution of research projects under the human development realm. His research interests lie in the area of human development particularly; poverty analysis, employment and unemployment, rural development and rural finance. His recent research work has been on topics such as youth labour demand constraints, multidimensional poverty analysis, first order dominance analysis of welfare, self-employment, energy poverty and employment projection models.
Mr. Masumbu has also worked for the Zambia Business Forum, a think tank that was established to champion cross-cutting policy and regulatory issues affecting the private sector. He worked as a Policy Specialist and was responsible for leading analytical work of public policy as it related to the operations of businesses in Zambia. He has also worked for the European Union-funded Private Sector Development Project (PSDP) which was providing a basket of capacity building support to the private sector in Zambia. His roles included project management, monitoring and evaluation and business planning.