I am a development economist and doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham exploring the political economy of economic policy reform in developing countries. I am also affiliated with the Overseas Development Institute. Before returning to academia, I worked as an economic adviser to the national governments of Burundi and South Sudan.
My research is focussed on the fiscal capacity of states across sub-Saharan Africa. Given my interdisciplinary background, I maintain primary research interests in the political and societal factors that affect the governement's fiscal capacity. My current work looks at how the Burundian government handled the fiscal consequences of the economic sanctions imposed in the wake of the 2015 crisis.