Mr. Shebo Nalishebo 

Mr. Shebo Nalishebo is a Statistician, Public Finance Researcher and Policy Analyst with 20 years of experience in economic and social statistics, econometrics and public finance. As principal statistician and head of the National Accounts Statistics Branch at the Zambia Statistics Agency, Mr Nalishebo was responsible for computing gross domestic product and led Zambia's  first economic census used to benchmark and rebase the national accounts.

As a Research Fellow in Public Finance at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, he led several studies on Zambia's public debt, budget and expenditure analyses and tax policy research. He also co-developed the MicroZAMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model. 

Currently as an independent consultant, he has conducted research and policy analysis for government institutions (incl. Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Ministry of Education), international organisations (incl. UNICEF, UNECA, World Bank, WFP and GIZ) and civil society organisations (incl. CSPR, JCTR). Works include public expenditure reviews for social protection and education, strengthening capacity in tax reforms and ex-ante tax policy impact analysis, a public debt audit, as well as the development of an income assessment tool to on-board self-employed clients on the National Health Insurance Scheme.

He holds a Master of Science in Statistics from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom (dissertation: modelling financial data using ARCH-type models), and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Zambia. He also holds post-graduate qualifications in national accounts from InWEnt, Germany and Official Economic Statistics from United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific, Japan.