RAE WOLPE

Managing Director

Rae Wolpe is the Managing Director of Impact Economix. He has worked as a development economist and evaluator since 1995. Rae has a Masters in City and Regional Planning and an Mphil in Monitoring and Evaluation. Rae is a past Board Member and Treasurer of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association. Rae has over twenty years’ experience in policy analysis, research, evaluation, cluster and value chain development, urban and rural development, entrepreneurship and enterprise development, trade and investment promotion, and service delivery improvement.

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Prof Doreen Atkinson

Impact Economix Associate

Professor Doreen Atkinson is a rural development expert with 30 years’ experience in the fields of rural and regional development, small town development, agriculture, tourism, land reform, rural-urban dynamics, municipal governance and intergovernmental relations. Professor Atkinson holds a BA and BA Hons degree from Rhodes University, a Masters degree from the University of California (Berkeley), and a PhD degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Prof Fanie Cloete

Impact Economix Associate

Professor Cloete is an organisational and policy development  expert with 17 years experience in various institutional and policy planning and management positions in government and more than three decades of experience in the fields of education, training and capacity-building for better institutional and policy development.

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PHILIP COLE

Impact Economix Associate

Mr Philip Cole is a consultant development economist with 30 years’ experience in Southern Africa in economic research, planning and analysis and he has experience in all aspects of the project cycle, project and programme design and monitoring and evaluation. Mr Cole has an M.Sc. Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London and a B.Sc (Hons.) Economics from University College, University of London.

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MIKE DE KLERK

Impact Economix Associate

Mike de Klerk has 40 years of experience as a smallholder agriculture, rural development and agricultural finance expert. Mike has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town. Mike presently lives in Pretoria and has worked widely in the Southern and Eastern African region.

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ADRIAN DI LOLLO

Impact Economix Associate

Adrian Di Lollo is a social development specialist with more than 25 years professional experience in government, the NGO sector and as a private consultant.   Adrian holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Curtin University in Perth Australia, a Masters of Social Work in Administration from Fordham University in New York and a Masters in Public Policy (M.Phil) from the University of Cape Town.

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GODFREY DLULANE

Impact Economix Associate

Mr Godfrey Dlulane has 10 years experience as survey expert and socio-economic researcher specialising in the areas of qualitative, quantitative research methodologies and participatory-related research techniques. Godrey has a BA (Social Sciences) at the University of Cape Town and also Higher Diploma in Education and Postgraduate Diploma in Media Studies and Journalism and courses in Publishing and Management Studies at Wits University.

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ANTON GROENEWALD

Impact Economix Associate

Mr Anton Groenewald is a qualified Economist/Analyst with more than 20 years work experience in economic impact assessments, economic feasibility studies, socio-economic surveys, labour force analysis, sector and economic growth analysis, and most recently sponsorship impact assessments. Anton holds Bachelors, Honours and Master’s degree from UNISA and Stellenbosch University.

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CANDICE MORKEL

Impact Economix Associate

Ms Candice Morkel is an accomplished Monitoring, Evaluation and public policy specialist with over 18 years’ experience in the public and non-profit sectors. Candice has an Mphil in Confilct and Conflict Management (cum laude) from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, a postgraduate qualification in M&E Methods from Stellenbosch University, and is currently reading for her PhD in Public Management and Leadership.

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SOLLY MOENG

Impact Economix Associate

Solly Moeng is an experienced holistic Brand Manager and media professional who specialises in Strategic Communications, PR and Media Relations. Solly has a French MA Degree and has also completed the Institute for Marketing Management’s Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing and attended courses at the respected Vega School of Branding.

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HAPPY MOHANE

Impact Economix Associate

Mr Happy Mohane is an experienced economist with over 12 years experience in enterprise development and microfinance, value chain analysis, agriculture,  business linkages, monitoring & evaluation and development finance.

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DARLINGTON MUTAKWA

Impact Economix Associate

Mr Darlington Mutakwa is a Demographer and statistician with  9 years of experience in the field(s) of quantitative data analysis. Darlington has an MPhil Demography (University of Cape Town), MSc Population Studies (University of Zimbabwe) and an BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics from the National University of Science and Technology – Zimbabwe).

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DR BABETTE RABIE

Impact Economix Associate

Dr Babette Rabie is a government sector evaluation and policy process expert with  8 years experience in the fields of public sector performance management, evaluation and policy process. She has extensive experience in designing and facilitating advanced public sector management studies. Dr Rabie holds a PhD degree from the University of Stellenbosch (2011).

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Dr Backson Sibanda

Impact Economix Associate

Dr. Backson Sibanda is an expert with 38 years experience in Results Based Management, Strategic Planning, Programme Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation,  Natural Resources Management, and Small Scale Agriculture and provides training in these areas. Backson has a PhD in Natural Resources (Rhodes University 1999), an MsC in Urban and Regional Planning (Nairobi University Kenya 1980) a BsC  in Geography (North London Polytechnic 1997) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Planning, Results Based Management, Monitoring & Evaluation  (George Mayson University Washington USA 1984).

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