Department of Education

Kabira Namit

Doctoral Student

Kabira is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. His research is funded by the Clarendon Fund.

Kabira is interested in improving learning outcomes for children in fragile and conflict – affected regions of the world, school health and nutrition programs, combatting gender-based violence and supporting children who are dealing with addiction.

His doctoral research focuses on education outcomes for young learners in Papua New Guinea who are addicted to psychoactive and carcinogenic betel quid.

Prior to moving to Oxford, Kabira was based in Washington DC, USA and worked for the World Bank and Save the Children on impact evaluations, learning assessments and improving the quality of education statistics in twenty-six countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific, and the Middle East.

Kabira holds a Masters in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University where he was a recipient of the Stokes’ Prize for exemplary academic achievement and public service leadership, a Masters in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University where he graduated with distinction and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Statistics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Research interests:

·       Education in conflict regions

·       Combatting school related gender-based violence (SRGBV)

·       School health and nutrition programs

·       Supporting children with addiction

 

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