Richard manages the i2i facility’s research activities into the measurement of financial inclusion. His background and areas of interest include statistical modelling, predictive analytics and survival analysis.
Before joining Cenfri, he spent 20 months at the Nova Information Management School in Lisbon, Portugal, where he took courses and conducted research for his PhD. Prior to that, his career focused mainly on research and statistical work in Namibia – where he supported various sectors (including financial services, education, health and rural development) and helped organisations and the government to design systems to monitor their interventions. Through taking part in several capacity-building initiatives, he assisted with statistical methodology, monitoring and evaluation, and impact evaluation.
Richard has worked and consulted in various countries in Africa, Asia and Europe (including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, India, Austria, Portugal and Switzerland).