Dr Mthokozisi Tshuma is a policy specialist on Inclusive Growth at the United Nations Development Programme. He previously worked as a Chief Sector Expert: Research, Partnership and Development at the National Planning Commission (NPC) in the Presidency. He managed, coordinated, and facilitated research projects to inform planning, promote policy coordination and implement a knowledge management strategy for the NPC. Before joining the NPC in 2014, he served as the Head of Institutional Research at the University of Witwatersrand and lectured on the Economics Honours programme at the same institution. In addition, he has served as the Deputy Director: Industrial Policy at the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition and Operational Specialist: Revenue Forecasting and Analysis at the South African Revenue Services (SARS). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Witwatersrand. His research interests include Monetary Economics, International trade & finance, international macroeconomics, Poverty, Inequality, SMEs finance and entrepreneurship.