Joseph Nkurunziza is a Social Science Researcher with a broad interest in economics and development planning. He did his B.S. degree thesis in public economics at National University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda, from 1997 to 2001. After that, he worked as a Bank Manager at Banque Populaire de Kacyiru (Kigali-Rwanda) before joining in 2002 the National University of Rwanda as Assistant Lecturer in Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management. From 2005 to 2007, he worked on his M.S. studies in applied statistics orientated in economics and insurances at Institut de Statistique of Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. After his M.S. degree studies, he moved to Department of Applied statistics, Faculty of Economics and Management of National University of Rwanda. From July 2009 to December 2015, he worked on his Ph.D. degree studies under a six-month sandwich system at the Department of International Development Studies, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University in Netherlands. His Ph.D. thesis title is “Human Capital Development in Rwanda: Effects of Education, Social Protection and Rural Development Policies.” During his academic career, Nkurunziza has lectured in Departments of Economics and Applied Statistics on policy analysis, sampling methods, inferential statistics, mathematics for economics, and operational research. He participated in various consultancies related to development planning in Rwanda.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2016