Isaac Chinyoka joined the CSDA as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2018. He holds a BA Honours from Midlands State University, obtained an MSc in Development Studies from the National University of Science and Technology (both in Zimbabwe) and recently completed his doctoral studies at the University of Cape Town. His doctoral thesis is on public and social policy, and focuses on social protection for families and children in Southern Africa. He is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation. At the CSDA, Isaac is part of the team working on social development and social welfare in Africa. His research interests include international development, comparative social policy, poverty, HIV and AIDS, social protection, political economy, social justice, social movements and child well-being. He hopes to increase his knowledge of child rights, development economics and social development and welfare through the various projects done at the CSDA.