Widespread poverty in Uganda is closely related to food insecurity and malnutrition, with 36% of children in the country chronically undernourished or stunted. For development actors to effectively respond to crisis, they must be able to understand which communities are most vulnerable in real-time and at high geographic granularity. Food security intervention planning however often relies on outdated survey data, which harms the efficacy of these interventions.
Matthew MacDevette is an Associate Partner based in Johannesburg. His work focuses on Southern, East and West Africa and covers various aspects of economic growth and development, including impact investing, donor-led facilitation of private investment, inclusive business and shared value, youth employment, and SME development.
Matthew’s work spans a range of public and private sector clients both within and outside sub-Saharan Africa, and includes sectors such as manufacturing, financial services, agriculture, healthcare, and energy.