#WhereLeadersAreMade: Dr. Donald Manyala

Dr. Donald Manyala is a Parliamentary Researcher and Policy Analyst at the Parliament of Kenya, supporting information needs of Members of Parliament and its staff. Donald specializes in policy analysis and generation of evidence based research to aid decision making and legislation.

In addition to his role as a Parliamentary Researcher, Donald also serves in the Board of Trustees for the Parliamentary Service Commission Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme as a Trustee. Prior to his current role, he worked with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as a Research and Data Analyst in the Boundaries Department.

Donald holds a PhD in Leadership & Governance from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He holds a Master in Business Administration (Strategic Management) and a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management from the United States International University - Africa (USIU-Africa). He is also an alumnus of the 42nd cohort of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI).

Dr. Manyala has served in USIU-Africa’s Alumni Association Board as the Treasurer and Executive Committee Member. During his time as a student at USIU-Africa, he served as the Vice-Chairperson of the Student Affairs Council (SAC).

Dr. Manyala has published several publications, including “Moderating Effect of Public Participation on the Relationship between Political and Economic Relations and Service Delivery in County governments of Kenya” and “Contributions of Administrative and Fiscal Relations on Service Delivery in County Governments of Kenya". Other future publications that he has on the way include a book documenting the use of evidence in decision making in African Parliaments.

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