Nwabisa Makaluza is a research associate at the Research on Socio-Economic Policy (RESEP) at Stellenbosch University where she obtained her PhD in Economics. She is currently working on projects about measurement in education and early grade learning. These projects benefit from inputs from Education NGOs (like Funda Wande) and the Department of Basic Education. She has also worked on the labour market by doing econometric research on understanding the South African informal sector. Her research interests are in quantitative analysis of early learning outcomes, education, inequality, poverty, and labour.