Julius Gatune Kariuki

Senior Fellow


Dr. Julius Gatune Kariuki researches and advises governments across Africa on issues of economic transformation. His areas of focus include extractive resources, agriculture, institutional review and development.

He was part of the team that wrote the recently launched African Transformation Report on agriculture. He also recently led a five-country study of 20 agricultural value chains across Africa. The study aimed to improve understanding of policies that can catalyze the emergence of upgraded agricultural value chains that can drive rural transformation.

Julius also has expertise in Futures Modelling and Long Term Planning. He was part of a global scanning exercise led by the Rockefeller Foundation to map the future of poverty and led the West Africa and North Africa aspects of the exercise. Julius worked with ACET as a Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor. Prior to this he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co at South Africa office, based in Johannesburg.

Julius has a Ph.D in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica California and Masters in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, UK. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.