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Ruhara Mulindabigwi Charles

Coordinator of Postgraduate Programmes, School of Economics, University of Rwanda

Dr. Ruhara Mulindabigwi Charles, Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs, holds a PhD Economics of the University of Nairobi, Master’s Degree of Commerce in Economics of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa) and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics of the National University of Rwanda. His area of specialization is Health Economics. He teaches Economics and conducts research at the School of Economics, University of Rwanda. His teaching subjects include Health Economics, Microeconometrics, and Microeconomics. He has substantial experience in conducting research and analysis on different microeconomic issues ; economic consequences of diseases, health systems, health financing, labour market outcomes, household poverty, income determinants, Government policies ; social protection, access to finance, cooperative promotion, land reforms, health policies, and human development indicators. Dr. Charles has enough experience in analysing large datasets conducted at individual and or household levels and regional analysis : rural, urban and controlling for gender effect in different provinces and districts using STATA software. He has strong quantitative skills in Statistics and Econometrics both theoretical and practical. He has been working for several years on papers and draw key policy recommendations based on the results. He has been effectively working with a large network made of different stakeholders including government, public sector, NGOs, think tanks and development partners…). In addition, Dr. Charles is a very organized and responsible person who always takes initiatives, initiates innovations and does on time or before time what he has to.


  • –present
    Deputy Dean and Coordinator of Postgraduate Programmes, School of Economics, University of Rwanda