Head of Research
Elvis Mushi is a leading applied researcher in East Africa, with vast experience across the region. Elvis is an innovative and multi-talented researcher with over 10 years experience and expertise in market, social and political research applying a wide range of data collection methodologies. Mr. Mushi is highly efficient and methodical with a good eye for detail and a proactive approach to performance and data accuracy.
Elvis has ran multiple surveys involving both qualitative and quantitative research techniques while working for Ipsos Tanzania (formerly Synovate/Steadman Group), Twaweza East Africa and Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT).
Elvis is a thought and practice leader in high frequency surveys and played a crucial role in designing and rolling out of Africa’s first nationally representative mobile phone survey in Tanzania known as Sauti za Wananchi (Voices of the Citizens) that interview a cross section of respondents once a month and publically publishes a report and data. The survey is run by a leading East African NGO, Twaweza, which means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. As a result of the initiative’s success in Tanzania, Elvis went on to champion the scaling up of the initiative into Kenya in early 2015. In the spirit of stimulating global learning on high frequency surveys, Elvis has co-authored in a World Bank and Twaweza handbook on mobile phone panel survey.
Elvis currently works with FSDT as the head of research, where he leads in the design and implementation of studies related to the financial sector. With the desire to encourage evidence based decision making in the financial sector, Elvis has pioneered an ambitious data to solution initiative dubbed FinDisrupt which brings together different players in market to use data and insights in developing consumer centered products.
Elvis Mushi holds a BSc (Hons) degree in International Business Administration with a double concentration in Finance and Marketing from USIU (United States International University), an American university based in Nairobi.