Michael has 7 years of experience working in monitoring, evaluation and research assignments, both quantitative and qualitative, in collaboration with International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Amsterdam Institute for International Development, University of Amsterdam, and University of Sydney among other institutions. The research projects include: the ITC-funded PRESM project that used RCT to evaluate the impact of contract farming in Kenya’s avocado sector and the 3ie-funded project to evaluate interventions to build competitiveness of the banana sector in Kenya. He is a PhD candidate at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi and a published author with a bias towards Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics and Economics of Climate Change. His other academic achievements include master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Economics from the University of Nairobi; professional certification in monitoring and impact evaluation from Laval University, Canada; training in statistical packages and impact evaluation from the University of Nairobi and the University of Sydney. He is currently the resident economist at the Public Private partnership department at the national treasury in Kenya.