Name: Dr. Tausi Mbaga Kida

Title: Principal Research Associate

Dr. Tausi Mbaga Kida is the Principal Research Associate of the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), a Policy Think Tank based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Kida is a development economist with over twenty (20) years of experience in policy research and development management in Tanzania. Between May 2015 to February 26th, 2023 Dr. Kida was the Executive Director of the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) – one of the leading policy research think tanks in Tanzania. Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Kida was the Director of Programmes (2011 – 2015) in the same organization.

She holds a PhD in Development Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam: International Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands. She also holds Masters and Bachelor Degrees in Economics from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Throughout her progressive career history, Dr. Kida has been at the fore front in spearheading policy development process in Tanzania and East Africa. At the beginning of her carrier in mid-1990, Dr. Kida had been involved in policy research activities geared towards supporting Tanzania’s economic reforms processes