Ms Vivian Kazi heads the Commissioned Research Department at the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Tanzania. She has over 15 years’ experience in research on trade, agriculture, microfinance development, impact evaluations and surveys, policy analysis and reviews, as well as poverty-related studies.
Ms Kazi has done work related to the aforementioned research areas with local, regional, and international organisations – including government ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs), development partners, NGOs, and the private sector. She is the country node coordinator for FANRPAN in Tanzania and responsible for in-country implementation of the Agricultural and Food-system Resilience: Increasing Capacity and Advising Policy (AFRICAP) programme in Tanzania. Ms Kazi holds an MBA in Finance and a BA Statistics from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). She also holds Postgraduate Diploma in Poverty Analysis from the International Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands. Ms Kazi is currently a PhD candidate in International Trade at UDSM.