Managing Consultants



Professor Ephraim Wadonda Chirwa
BSoc.Sc (Econ), MPhil (Econ), Ph.D (Econ)
Chairman and Managing Director
Consultant in Economic Studies

Ephraim Chirwa worked as Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Chancellor College, University of Malawi up to 2016. Prior to joining the University of Malawi he worked as an economist at the Reserve Bank of Malawi and as an Information and Research Manager at the Malawi Chambers of Commerce and Industry.He has wide experience in research and consultancy activities at local and international level. His primary research interests are in industrial economics, competition policy, productivity analysis, privatization, financial and capital markets, rural financial institutions and poverty analysis. He has researched and done consultancies in industrial and competition policy in Malawi, structural adjustment programmes and the poor, food security and nutrition interventions, food marketing liberalization, development of rural financial institutions, financial sector reforms, privatization of state-owned enterprises and technical efficiency in Malawian agriculture. Some of his works have been published in journals and as book chapters, and has presented papers at several conferences in Malawi and abroad.

He holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and Ph.D in Economics from the University of East Anglia in England.


Dr Peter M. Mvula
BSoc.Sc (Econ & Soc), MPS (Int. Dev), Ph.D (Dev Studies)
Managing Director - Field Operations
Consultant in Socio-economic

Peter Mvula worked as Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research, University of Malawi up to 2018. He is an experienced qualitative and quantitative researcher with more than 20 years of experience in socio-economic surveys. His areas of interest include livelihood analysis, gender analysis, social protection and safety nets,food security and nutrition, qualitative and quantitative surveys. He holds a Master of Professional Studies (International Development), Cornell University, United States of America (concentrating on Food Policy Analysis and the Assessment of Nutritional Status of a Population) and PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.