Stanley Karanja Ng'ang'a

Dr Stanley Karanja is an agricultural development economist with over 15 years of experience in leveraging evidence-based socio-economic insights to facilitate gender-sensitive and socially equitable decision-making. His expertise spans a range of areas, including the economics of climate change, cost-benefit analysis, and the scale-up of sustainable, climate-smart agricultural practices.
Stanley contributions have been recognized internationally through the development of an innovative ex-ante cost-benefit analysis methodology that has been widely adopted by institutions like the World Bank and USAID across diverse regions such as Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
Dr. Stanley has extensive experience in data collection, cleaning, and analysis using R, STATA, and SPSS and he actively contributes to the advancement of academic research as a recognized international peer reviewer for 10 esteemed journals.
Stanley has remarkable organizational abilities and abilities to adapt to challenging conditions, as evidenced by his expertise in project design, socio-economic data collection, and the management of large datasets while working in multicultural settings. His professional journey is marked by diverse roles, including Agricultural Development Economist at the CIAT, a lecturer at the University of Nairobi, and Research Associate at the International Livestock Research Institute.
Currently, he leads research on cost-benefit analysis for climate-smart agricultural practices, impact evaluation, and mobilizes resources for research projects at the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT. Stanley holds a Post-PhD Diploma in Applied Benefit: Cost Analysis from the University of Western Australia, a Ph.D. in Development Economics from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and an M.Sc. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Nairobi Kenya and University of Pretoria in South Africa.
The passion for Stanley’s work is evident in his numerous publications, which have appeared in top peer-reviewed journals such as The Rangelands, Agricultural Systems, Regional Environment Change, Human Ecology, World Development, Grassroots, Global Environmental Change, Agricultural Ecosystems and Environment, Journal of Agricultural Research, and Frontiers.
Stanley values collaboration, teamwork, leadership, excellence, agility, respect, and responsibility. He believes in teamwork, respecting, and acknowledging each team member's strengths. He is passionate about mentoring junior staff. Excellence and attention to detail are central to his work, and he readily adapts to changing circumstances. He maintains deep respect for all team members and upholds a strong sense of responsibility, always aiming to do what is right and holding himself accountable for results.
In conclusion, Dr Stanley Karanja expertise in sustainable agriculture, climate adaptation, and economic analysis makes him an asset when it comes to addressing critical challenges.

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