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Jacob Mazalale is the Permanent Secretary – Economic Planning and Development at the MoF Malawi.
Jacob Mazalale is an economist who worked with the Department of Economics at the Chancellor College: University of Malawi. His interests are in development, health and agricultural economics and has participated in research these areas. He has participated in research in policy analysis, impact evolution, and many other research activities.
Prior to joining the University, Jacob also worked in the Ministry of Health as a health economist where among others he participated in working with district health offices and regional health zones in planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of healthcare interventions. He has worked on impact evaluation projects such as of an incentive intervention on service use, on out of pocket expenditures, and more. In addition to designing and implementing impact evaluation studies, he has also worked on such exercises as costing of service contracts, assessing out of pocket expenditures related to HIV/AIDS ART care, and impact of a subsidy program on nutrition outcomes.
He has also worked on consultancies such as a meter validation study for the Lilongwe Water Board. Prior to his career as an academic, Jacob also worked in the Malawi Ministry of Health as a planning officer on such assignments as national budgeting processes, the review and monitoring of district implementation plans (DIPs), financing resources tracking studies through national health accounts studies and resource mapping exercises.
He has vast experience in development of data collection tools, data collection, cleaning and analysis, report writing and results dissemination.

Academic Qualifications

PhD (2016, Heidelberg University); MSc (2011, Cardiff University): BA (2007, University of Malawi)

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