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Nicaise Sheila Sagbo obtained her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky in May 2019. Sheila's research foci are Financial Inclusion, Remittances, Development Economics, and Food Policy.
Sheila joined the Texas A&M University’s Center on Conflict and Development through an agreement between the Institution and one of its partner organization, the World Coffee Research (WCR). Through the partner’s Global Coffee Monitoring Program, she organized and managed data collected from over five hundred coffee on-farm technology trials (OFTT) worldwide. Sheila was in charge of the economic analysis of the on-farm technology trials. She also helped build the organization’s data collection application using Open Data Kit and the database for the Global Coffee Monitoring Program.
Sheila is now working on several research papers at ConDev's Strategic Analysis Lab. She is exploring grant opportunities to secure funding for additional research work.
Sheila has experience in Sub-Sahara African countries, Haiti and the US. She has more than ten years of experience in field research, research design, data collection, data management, and econometric analysis. She has worked on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assess the impact of agricultural policies in Haiti. She also worked for the Netherland Development Organization (SNV) in Benin on farmers’ entrepreneurship.
Sheila also holds degrees in Agronomy and Agricultural Development. She is fluent in French, English, and can speak some Haitian Creole.