Dr Moses Oketch

    • PhD
    • Reader in Educational Planning & International Development
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  • Summary:
    • Dr Moses Oketch obtained his PhD in economics of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and Master of Science in the same discipline from the same university. His research interests include economics of education, education policy analysis, impact evaluation, and issues in education and international development.
  • Teaching:
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  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Vocational Education in Cambodia
      Primary Education access in Sierra Leone
      Aid effectiveness (multi country analysis)
      Higher Education financing in Rwanda
      Public-Private partnerships in Nigeria
      Internationalisation of HE curriculum (Britain and Japan)
      Parental aspirations and educational outcomes (UK)
      HE policies and practices (USA)
      Education Reforms (Kazakhstan)
      Education and economic growth (comparison of skills development in Asia and Africa)
  • Professional Activities:
    • Reviewer- International Journal of Educational Development
      Reviewer- Compare Journal
      Reviewer- Comparative Education Review
      Associate Editor- London Review of Education
      Chair- CIES- UREAG
      Member- CIES
      Trustee- UKFIET

      Moses has participated in over 45 national and international conferences and provided expert analysis and recommendations to education finance and access issues in SSA at various governmental and international forums.
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  • McMahon, W. W. and Oketch, M. (2010) 'Bachelor's and Short Degrees in the UK and US: New Social Rates of Return and Non-Market Effects on Development' The Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies at: http://www.llakes.org.uk ISSN 2042-5929.
  • Oketch M. and Somerset, A. (2010) 'Free Primary Education and After in Kenya: Enrolment impact, quality effects, and the transition to secondary school', CREATE PATHWAYS TO ACCESS, Research Monograph No. 37, ISBN: 0-901881-44-9.
    Further information
  • Oketch M and Ngware M. (2010) 'Free primary education still excludes the poorest of the poor in urban Kenya', Development in Practice Vol. 20, No. 4-5, p. 603-610.
  • Ngware M. Oketch, M. and Ezeh, A.C. (2010) 'Quality of Primary Education Inputs in Urban Schools: Evidence From Nairobi', Education in Urban Society XX(X), 1-26.
  • Oketch, M., Mutisya, M., Ngware, M. and Ezeh, A.C. (2010) 'Why are there proportionately more poor pupils enrolled in non-state schools in urban Kenya in spite of FPE policy?', International Journal of Educational Development 30(1), pp. 23-32.
  • Ngware, M., M. Oketch, A. Ezeh, N. Mudege (2009) 'Do Household Characteristics Matter in Schooling Decisions in Urban Kenya?', Equal Opportunities International 28(7), pp. 591-608.
  • 'Inoue, K. and Oketch, M. (2008). Implementing Free Primary Education Policy in Malawi and Ghana: Equity and Efficiency Analysis, Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 83 (1), pp. 41-70',
  • 'Turrent, V. and Oketch M. (2009). Financing Universal Primary Education: An Analysis of Official Development Assistance in Fragile States. International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 29, Issue No. 4, pp. 357-365',
  • 'Oketch, M. (2009). Private-public mix in the provision of higher education in East Africa: Stakeholders perceptions. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Vol.39, Issue 1, pp. 21-33',
  • 'Oketch, M. O. (2009). The Tension of Elite vs. Massified Higher Education Systems: How Prospective Students Perceive Public and Private Universities in Kenya. London Review of Education, Vol. 7. No. 1. March 2009, 17-29',
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