Dr. Obuya Bagaka

Dr. Obuya Bagaka is Senior Principal Lecturer and Head of the Research, Consultancy and Graduate Studies program at the Kenya School of Government (KSG). Dr Bagaka also currently serves as the Associate Editor of the African Journal of Public Administration and Management (AJPAM). He obtained his PhD from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in the USA specializing in public administration and public policy. His main areas of interest are in public finance and budgeting, local government, program evaluation and monitoring, public policy, and qualitative and quantitative research.

Dr. Bagaka has hands on experience in the management of devolved units of government has worked with a number of the recently created county governments in Kenya. He has also served as a lead consultant on reorganization of government agencies for the Government of Kenya (Ministry of Internal Security), the Public Service Commission of Kenya and the Government of South Sudan (Ministries of Finance, Petroleum, Labour and Public Service Management and the Bank of South Sudan). Dr. Bagaka’s publications have appeared in Administrative Theory and Praxis (2009), KESSA Journal (2010), AAPAM Journal (2012 & 2013) and the Commonwealth Governance Handbook for Public Administration 2013 & 2015. He also regularly comments in Kenya’s newspaper -Daily Nation on public policy matters. Dr. Bagaka’s recent engagement was to serve as panelist and moderator in the research panel during the recently concluded African Association of Public Administration and Management annual conference held in Rabat, Morocco in the 3-7 March, 2015.