Senior Researcher (Economist)
Andrew Partridge is a Senior Researcher (Economist) at Research ICT Africa with a focus on applied econometric modeling, analysis of survey data and policy analysis. Recently he has been working on the After Access surveys and analysis as well as studies on gender (in)equality, the impact of digitalisation on the informal sector and how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped digitalisation in the Global South.
Prior to working at RIA he worked as a consultant for the Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (Cenfri) where his work focused on digitalisation, inclusive payment systems and financial consumer protection. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Economist for the Western Cape Provincial Government in South Africa, advising key stakeholders and leading research on agrarian development, rural livelihoods, sustainable resource use and trade policy. He has conducted a number of impact assessments and has directly informed several important government policies and strategies in South Africa. Prior to this he also worked as a data analyst for the South African Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), University of Cape Town (UCT), on the National Income and Dynamic Study (NIDS). Andrew holds a Master in Economics with application to development from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is currently working on his PhD, which looks at rural livelihood dynamics in South Africa.