Dr. Benson Ateng, a Senior Lecturer and the Academic Team Leader in the Department of Economics and Resource Management, School of Business and Management Studies, as been appointed as the chairperson of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy, Research Analysis (KIPPRA). His appointment comes in the latest gazette notice, after the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, revoked an earlier appointment of Prof. Ben Sihanya to the position.
“In exercise of the power, conferred by Section 7 (3) of the State Corporation Act, I appoint Dr. Benson Ateng, as the Chairperson of KIPPRA up to October 5, 2024, with effect from April 8, 2022. The appointment of Prof. Benya Sihanya is revoked,” read the notice.
The overall objective and mandate of KIPPRA is to improve public policy making for realization of national development goals, by providing leadership in economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, as well as the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for economic and social development. As such, Dr. Ateng will be in charge of spearheading the institution in conducting objective research to guide the country’s policy making. Dr. Benson Ateng’ holds Postdoctoral in Economics from George Washington University, USA, PhD in Economics, MA in Economics and B.Ed from the University of Nairobi. He has authored 6 papers in refereed journals, two chapters in scholarly books and eleven peer-reviewed reports. In addition, he is a member of professional bodies and societies including Kenya Economics Association and Institute of Directors (Kenya). Dr. Ateng’ is also actively involved in projects, consulting for various organisations including the World Bank.