Dr. Boscow Okumu is holder of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics from University of Cape Town majoring on Environmental and Natural resource Economics. He is a senior Economist working with The National Treasury and Planning in the Government of Kenya, with a demonstrated history of working in the Government (at national and devolved levels). His major research areas include forestry, biodiversity conservation, climate change, energy and community based natural resource management focusing on interaction between protected areas and adjacent communities. Dr. Okumu has experience in impact evaluations using various econometric approaches, bio economic modelling, contingent behaviour models and choice experiments. He has over ten years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Government Policies and programmes, development of Indicators, M&E frameworks at preparation of progress reports at National and devolved levels of government. He has also been facilitating and training public servants on data management and analysis and M&E. Dr. Okumu is a member of the Africa Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, member International Development and Evaluation Association and member of the Economists Society of Kenya.