Ramlatu Attah, Consultant, completed an MSc in Development Economics and Policy at the Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester. Ramlatu joined OPM in 2008 and has been involved in a range of assignments mainly in OPM’s Social Policy Programme, including the multi-country evaluation of the Education For All Fast Track Initiative and the assessment of systems and provisions for the elderly in SADC countries. In Liberia, Ramlatu led the qualitative component of a World Bank-funded study to determine attributes and attribute levels for the design of a Discrete Choice Experiment on rural health workers. She was also a team member in the review of policy and budgeting of alternative care for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Ramlatu was the lead researcher in undertaking a review of resource allocation to HIV prevention and a political economy analysis of funding decisions involving HIV prevention programmes. Outputs of the research formed the evidence base for the 2010 International HIV/Aids Alliance campaign ‘What’s Preventing Prevention?’ More recently, Ramlatu has been involved in a number of large evaluations and assessments of social protection programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa including the Hunger Safety Net Programme (Kenya), Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (Uganda), and the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (Rwanda).
Prior to joining OPM, Ramlatu worked as an intern at DFID UK in the Latin America Department, where she was part of the Regional Assistance Plan evaluation team