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On 19th March 2015, THE Collaborative Ph.D. Programme in Economics (CPP) students reported to the School to embark on their PhD thesis research. CPP is a collaborative training programme among Sub-Saharan African Universities in the field of postgraduate training in Economics, executed by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), with active participation of member universities. Under the programme, the School admits students who proceed to the University of Dar es Salaam for course work, then return to the University of Nairobi to write their PhD theses.

The CPP Class of 2013 has a total of 5 students, all with full Scholarships from the Government of Kenya through the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). The students have just completed their course work and comprehensive examinations from the University of Dar es Salaam, the Host University under the Collaborative Programme.

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Ciliaka M. W. GITAU is a Doctoral candidate at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi. She also holds Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the same University. She is a qualified Certified Public Accountant and Certified Securities and Investment Analyst. Her research interest is on International Finance, International Trade, Financial Economics, Institutional Economics, poverty and development Economics.

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In line with University of Nairobi policy, the School of Economics held an induction meeting for new staff on Monday 2nd March 2015. The aim is to ensure effective integration of new staff so that they can deliver efficient and effective services. The staff was inducted on University teaching procedure, examination procedure, research and consultancy procedure and non-teaching responsibilities.

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Michael Ndwiga did his undergraduate studies at the University of Nairobi, masters at the University of Malawi and currently he is in his final stage of PhD in economics at the University of Nairobi. Michael emerged as the best student with the highest mean score ever for the corroborative PhD comprehensive exam under the African Economic Research Consortium. Michael is currently teaching micro and macro economics.

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Dr. Mwai is a capable professional in the field of health economics, with great expertise in health financing, costing, planning and budgeting and using efficiency and effectiveness tools to improve planning and budgeting analysis with demonstrated progressive levels of responsibility in my career. My work has contributed to improvement in health care outcomes and expanded high quality pro-poor health services across all levels of the health system. I have facilitated formulation and adoption of evidence based health policies for the last eight years.

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