Senior Researcher (Economist)


Sandra joins as Senior Economist for our policy team. She holds a PhD in Economics from North West University, where she investigated the economic value of Marine Protected Areas as a common good using choice experiments. She also has an MSc in Economics and a Bachelor in Management and Economics.

Prior to joining RIA, Sandra worked as an Economist at Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies and as a Researcher at TREES, North West University. She thus brings over 8 years of economic research experience in economic impact assessments, promoting regional trade through Intra-SADC trade and localisation, trade and industrial policy for inclusive growth and transformation, and value chain analysis.

By Sandra Makumbirofa