Anthropologist and all-round rock , Aalyia Sadruddin joined Laterite as a fellow with the PhD Hub in June 2015. Aalyia is currently a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Yale University. Her research focuses on aging and late-life caregiving in post-conflict nations. This past summer, she was in Rwanda for two months doing [...]
On August 27th 2015, IGC, Laterite, and IPA hosted the 5th Rwanda Research Roundtable (R3). Hosted at The Office in Kiyovu, with space kindly donated to us by One Acre Fund, the event was well attended by a diverse array of people from government, academia and the social sector. The theme of the evening was cities, [...]
Fred Nkubito joined Laterite in October 2014 after working on a number of projects with researchers from Tulane University. In that time he has worked as a senior Field Supervisor on the Data Team. He has been an integral part of some of Laterite’s biggest projects – a case study on Rural Women's Employment and [...]
We are pleased to share with you an Export Handbook for Rwanda developed and designed by Laterite. This resource was commissioned by TMEA and the Private Sector Federation (PSF). The Export Handbook (EHB) provides information on the most essential topics one needs to consider when exporting. This handbook is meant to be the first step in a series, which will […]
Laterite has been selected as an Associate Member of 3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation) – one of 9 institutions in Africa. 3ie is an international grant-making NGO promoting evidence-informed development policies and programmes. They fund impact evaluations and systematic reviews that generate evidence on what works in development programmes and why. As an Associate […]
Laterite’s Sachin Gathani was featured this month on the Makwande blog – a space for social commentary and reflection. His interview was is Part II in a series on Africa’s Young Social Entrepreneurs. Check out the blog post here to see what he had to say.
Why do some societies manage to raise taxes efficiently while some others don’t? What are the roles of the state and history in the process? These are some of the fascinating questions Leander Heldring, a PhD candidate in Economics at Oxford, is investigating. In close collaboration with Laterite, and with the support of the International Growth Centre [...]