Aisha provides support across NRGI’s portfolio in sub-Saharan Africa, with particular emphasis on Ghana and the rest of West Africa. She supports NRGI’s economic research, technical assistance and capacity building activities across Africa in coordination with relevant regional and technical staff.
Prior to NRGI, Aisha was an Overseas Development Institute fellow working in the Budget Reform Unit of the Budget Office of the National Treasury of South Africa. She recently authored a paper on how to reform South Africa’s rollover process used by national departments to shift unspent budgets into future financial years and engaged with organizations such as the International Budget Partnership and the Open Government Partnership on how to improve budget transparency in South Africa. Aisha has also worked as a research assistant in the economics department of the University of Ghana, where she conducted research on environmental issues and how to manage the environment for sustainable development in Ghana. She obtained her bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Ghana, Legon, and her master of science degree in economic policy from University College London.