REPOA’s organizational structure consists of the Annual General Meeting (AGM); the Board of Directors; and REPOA staff. Below are the profiles of the REPOA staff    

Dr. Donald Mmari

Executive Director

Dr. Mmari is an economist with vast experience in development policy analysis, socio-economic research, and institutional development. He holds a PhD from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, an MBA from the University of Oregon and an MA (Economics) from the University of Dar es Salaam. He has been actively involved in the preparation of national development policies, including National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty, the Natural Gas Policy of Tanzania in 2012 and the Second Five Year Development Plan in 2015/16. He has published articles, working papers, policy briefs, and research reports on the extractives sector, manufacturing, governance, social protection, and on export competitiveness of agricultural commodities. He has actively engaged the preparation of Tanzania poverty and human development reports from 2001 to 2011. Dr. Mmari has an immense economic policy and management experience accumulated over the years of his various positions within REPOA and outside, and membership in the Board of Directors of public entities. He is currently the Executive Director of Repoa


Prof. Paschal Mihyo

Senior Visiting Research Fellow

Paschal is a Tanzanian lawyer by profession, with LL.B., LL.M and a Ph.D. in public law from the University of Dar Es Salaam. He is a Professor of Politics and Administrative Studies and Visiting Professor of Development Studies University of Namibia and the International University of Management in Namibia. He was the Executive Director of OSSREA from June 2008 to December 2014. Between 1988 and 2004 he taught at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University in The Hague where he was Deputy Rector Academic Affairs 1992-1995, Convener of the Labour and Development Programme and Deputy Convener of the Human Rights Programme. From April 2004 and September 2005, he was Director of Research and Programs at the Association of African Universities in Accra, after which he joined the University of Namibia briefly between 2006 and 2008. Professor Mihyo did his PhD on The Accountability of the Executive to Parliament in Tanzania. His thesis was published by McMillan. His recent works include 2015 edited books on Election Process Management and Election Based Violence in Eastern and Southern Africa; Urban Youth Unemployment in Eastern and Southern Africa and The Nexus Between Gender and Energy in Eastern and Southern Africa. He is currently Senior Visiting Research Fellow at REPOA.