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Dr. Rukundo

Dr. Emmanuel Nshakira Rukundo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Meckenheimer Allee 176, Room 1.011, D-53115 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 73-2096


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Research interests

  • Health & Nutrition
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Social Protection

Current projects


Ph.D Development Economics University of Bonn

MA International Development University of Sussex (IDS)

BA Development Economics Makerere University

Publications & in Review

  1. Tabe-Ojong, M & Nshakira-Rukundo, E. (2021) Religiosity and parental aspirations for children: Evidence from rural Kenya. World Development Perspectives (2021) 23:100349
  2. Nshakira-Rukundo, E., Mussa, E. C. & Cho, M. (2021) Dropping out of voluntary community-based health insurance in rural Uganda: A mixed methods study. PLoS ONE 16 (7): e0253368
  3. Nshakira-Rukundo, E., Mussa, E. C., Gerber, N., Nshakira, N. &  von Braun, J. (2021) Impact of Community-Based Health Insurance on Utilisation of Preventive Health Services in rural Uganda: A Propensity Score Matching Approach. International Journal of Health Economics and Management. (2021) 21:203 – 227
  4. Nshakira-Rukundo, E., Wanjiku-Kamau, J. & Baumüller, H. (2021) Determinants of uptake and strategies to improve agricultural insurance in Africa: a review. Environment & Development Economics (2021) 26, 605-631
  5. Nshakira-Rukundo, E., Mussa, E. C., Gerber, N. & von Braun, J. (2020) Impact of Voluntary Community-Based Health Insurance on Child Stunting: Evidence from Rural Uganda. Social Science & Medicine, 245: 112738
    • Media coverage: The Economist Feb 1 2020, Page 33
  6. Nshakira-Rukundo, E., Mussa, E. C., Gerber, N., Nshakira, N. & von Braun, J. (2019) Determinants of Enrolment and Renewing of Community-Based Health Insurance in Households With Under-5 Children in Rural South-Western Uganda. International  Journal of Health Policy & Management (2019) 8:10, 593-606
  7. Mussa, E. C., Mirzabaev, A., Admassie A., Nshakira-Rukundo, E. & von Braun, J. (2019) Does childhood work impede long term human capital accumulation? Evidence from rural Ethiopia. International Journal of Educational Development (2019) 66: 234-246

Teaching Experience

Health Financing in Developing Countries, Bsc Global Health, Leiden University, The Hague (Visiting Lecture; Winter Term 2017/18)

Other Trainings

August 2017
Health Inequalities and Health Econometrics - CINCH Essen Summer School in Health Economics

March 2017
Causal Inference with Observational Data - GESIS-Leibniz Institute for Social Research, Cologne, Spring School 2017

June 2016
Organizational Leadership - ZEF, University of Bonn

Various  periods (MOOCs)
(1) Foundations of Development Policy.  (2) Evaluating Social Programs.  (3) Measuring Health Outcomes in  Developing Countries (MIT-JPAL). (4) Healthcare for All  through Primary Health Care (Johns Hopkins).

Conferences & Invited Presentations

PEGNET  (Bonn); RGS Doctoral Conference (Essen); CSAE (Ox- ford); Royal Economic Society (Warwick); AHEPA (Accra)

RGS Doctoral  Conference (Essen); CSAE (Oxford);   Royal Eco- nomic Society, Sussex  (Brighton);  Globalisation and Development (G¨ottingen); ZEF (Bonn); EuHEA (Maastricht);  IDS, Sussex (Brighton); International Health Conference (Oxford).

NORDIC   Development   Economics (Gothenburg);   ZEF   (Bonn, x3);  CINCH  Essen Health Economics Workshop (Essen); C4ED (Mannheim) Center for Health Economics (York);  ISPOR Europe Congress (Glasgow); African Economic Conference (Addis Ababa).

Other Work Experience

Sept 2019 - Dec 2019
Consultant,  Economix Research &  Consulting,  Munich  (on behalf of the ILO): Technological Change Induced by the Digital Transformation in Economic Sectors and Changing Demand for Skills
- Uganda Country Report

Nov 2016 - Feb 2017
Short Term Consultant - The World  Bank,  Uganda:  Update of the Atlas for Social Protection Indicators for Resilience and Equity (ASPIRE) database

Oct 2015 - May 2016
Consultant - World  Vision Ireland  (with FARST Africa Ltd, Uganda):  End of Project evaluation of Access Infant and Maternal Health(AIM  Health) in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sierra Leone & Mauritania

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
Short  Term Consultant  - The  World  Bank,  Uganda:  Social Protection Sector Review & ASPIRE database

Jan 2012 - Mar 2014
Research  Analyst,   Development  Initiatives,  Africa   Hub, Nairobi/Kampala:  Budget & aid analysis, social protection sec- tor research and aid transparency

Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
Consultant,  World  Vision Uganda (with  FARST Africa Ltd, Uganda):   Status of government  financing for maternal and child health in Uganda

Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
Researcher, Ministry of Finance, Planning  & Economic De- velopment:  Regional team leader of Uganda Participatory Poverty Assessment Project study

Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Research Assistant, IDS,  Sussex (RA to Dr Keetie Roelen & Dr  Marjoke Oosterom):  Child sensitive social protection in East and Southern Africa

Jan 2008 - Aug 2010
Research Assistant  &  Officer  -  FARST Africa  (Kampala, Uganda):   Research assistance on various short  term consultancy assignments

May 2007 - Sep 2007
Intern, Northern Uganda Social Action  Fund

Grants and Scholarships

  • Argelander Program Starter Kit  Grant, 2020-2022 (e 23,000)
  • DAAD Doctoral Scholarship, 2014-2017
  • Dr. Hermann Eiselen Ph.D. Research Grant, 2014-2017 (e 17,000)
  • Population Reference Bureau - Travel Grant, 2017 (US$1,000)
  • Commonwealth- University of Sussex Shared Scholarship,  2010-2011
  • Government of Uganda Undergraduate Scholarship, 2005-2008

Other Professional Activities

Referee: African Development Review, Sustainability
Organiser, ZEF Research Colloquiums (2016-18)


Last updated: Friday, October 01, 2021