Dr. François Niragire

16 Jan 2020

Dr. François Niragire

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School :
School of Economics
Department :
Applied Statistics
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Biography :
François Niragire is Lecturer of applied statistics at the University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics, Department of Applied statistics. He holds a PhD in Applied statistics, a MSc. in Social statistics and Bachelor of Science Education in Mathematics.

François Niragire has over 13 years experience of teaching in higher education. During this period Dr. Niragire has made significant contributions to research, and teaching of both postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. In addition, his current activities at University of Rwanda include supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. Dr. Niragire also provides consultancy services to diversified clients including public and private institutions, and nongovernmental Organizations.

His research interest focuses on statistical methods, policy analysis, population and health, and higher education. François Niragire published research articles in Plos One, Geospatial health, Global Health Action and Rwanda Journal.

He is interested in the analysis of big data in order to provide the evidence required for efficient policy and decision making. Dr. Niragire strives for transforming data into useful information and believes that computer programming is key to the analysis of big data.

Areas of research

Methods of Applied statistics
Spatial modeling of health and social data
Child and maternal health
Economics of education


Niragire, F., Achia, T. N. O., Lyambabaje A. and Ntaganira, J., (2017). “Child mortality inequalities across Rwanda districts : a geoadditive continuous-time survival analysis", Geospatial Health, Vol. 12, No 1,36-47, doi:10.4081/gh.2017.450
Niragire F. and Nshimyiryo A., (2017). “Determinants of increasing duration of first unemployment among first degree holders in Rwanda : a logistic regression analysis”, Journal of Education and Work, Vol. 30:3, 235-248, doi : 10.1080/13639080.2016.1165343
Niragire, F., Achia, T. N. O., Lyambabaje A. and Ntaganira, J., (2015). “Bayesian mapping of HIV infection among women in Rwanda”, PloS ONE, Vol.10 : 3 : e0119944, doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0119944.
Ntegereze P. and Niragire F., (2015). Analysis of Causes of Physical Domestic Violence against Women in Huye District of Rwanda, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Vol. 5 : 5. ISSN 2250-3153
Babatunde, A., Nyasulu, P., Maseko, F., Adedini, S., Akinyemi, J., Afolabi, S., De Wet, N., Sulaimon, A., Sambai, C., Utembe W., Opiyo, R., Awotidebe, T., Chirwa, E., Nabakwe, E., Niragire,F., Uwizeye, D., Niwemahoro, C., Kamndaya, M., Victoria Mwakalinga, V. and Otwombe, K., (2014). “Sharing perspectives and experiences of doctoral fellows in the first cohort of Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa : 2011-2014”, Global Health Action, Vol.7 : 25127 http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.25127
Niragire F., Wangombe A. and Achia T. N. O., (2011). “Use of the shared frailty model to identify the determinants of child mortality in Rwanda”, Rwanda Journal, Series C, Vol. 20, 2011, pp.89-105.
Masanja, N.L. De Silva, D. Uwizeye and F. Niragire, 2011. “Empowering Women in Research and Ph.D Training : The Case of the National University of Rwanda”, pp. 71, Nostra, Stockholm, Sweden, ISBN : 978-91-978436-5-2


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