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Nyirakamana Colette, PhD Candidate (ABD)

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Colette Nyirakamana

PhD Candidate (ABD)

Graduate Students
Department of Political Science

Area(s) of Interest:


Dissertation: Local Revenue Mobilization in Nairobi and Accra

Supervisor: Dr. Ahmed Shafiqul Huque


  • 2018-2020: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships 
  • 2017-2018: The Coleman Fund
  • 2017-2018: Ontario Graduate Scholarship


  • 2015: M.A, Political Science, University of Montreal
  • 2012: B.A, Communication Politique, University of Montreal


Teaching Experience

  • January - April 2019 - Sessional Faculty, Department of Political Science, McMaster University Course: POLI SCI 4KC3, Comparative Democratization
  • November 2017 - Guest Lecturer, Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University Of Ghana
    Course: PHS 605, Ethics in Administration



Areas of Research 

  • Decentralization and Devolution
  • Public Policy, Public Finance 
  • Taxation and Local Financial Autonomy
  • Cities and Urban Municipalities Governance
  • Developing Countries 



  • Nyirakamana, Colette. 2015. “Système de partis et décentralisation au Niger : l’influence des partis politiques sur les actions des acteurs locaux dans la ville de Niamey ”, Politikos, Vol.1 (Hiver), 70-83.
  • Nyirakamana, Colette. 2015. “Les effets du processus de démocratisation sur la réforme de décentralisation au Niger”, in Dieng Moda (ed.) Évolutions politiques en Afrique. Entre autoritarisme, démocratisation, construction de la paix et défis internes. Louvain-la-Neuve: Academia-L’Harmattan, pp. 35-63.


Selected Conferences

  • Nyirakamana, C. (2018):  "A Comparative study of local own revenue mobilization in Accra and Nairobi," Data Driven Development in Africa Workshop, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington.
  • Nyirakamana, C. (2017): "A governance-based approach to the study of Devolution in Sub-Saharan African countries", CPSA Conference, Toronto.
  • Nyirakamana, C. (2015), "The Re-appropriation of Decentralization by Three Categories of Actors in Niger", Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy (4) Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton.
  • Nyirakamana, C. (2014), "La Ville de Niamey dans le processus de décentralisation : entre autonomie et dépendance", Colloque Villes, Régions, Monde (VRM), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Montreal.