Country Director, Uganda
Dr Philip Leonard leads Laterite’s Uganda office and provides expertise across our portfolio of education-related projects. He completed his PhD in Economics from McMaster University in 2012, with a focus in Econometrics, Labour and Education Economics. Prior to his doctoral work, he spent 5 ½ years working for the Canadian Government conducting program evaluations of federal education and labour market programs. Since completing his doctoral work, Phil worked in academia, teaching and publishing in a range of topics related to education, labour markets and health. His 2017 publication on junk food bans in schools won the Vanderkamp Prize for best article in Canadian Public Policy. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications in education and youth development, and is the technical lead for Laterite’s work in Rwanda on the Leaders in Teaching Program.