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Chukwudi Onike

Associate, Data & Technology, The Rockefeller Foundation

Chukwudi (Chuk) Onike is an Associate on The Rockefeller Foundation’s Data and Technology team, where he contributes to shaping and executing the Foundation’s strategy around supporting governments in leveraging the potential of data and technology to improve people’s lives. He previously worked on the Strategic Insights team, tasked with identifying and assessing potential new opportunities for the Foundation across its focus areas. Prior to his roles at the Foundation, Chuk worked as Research Consultant for the World Bank’s Public Sector and Governance Practice informing the Bank’s public sector strengthening efforts in fragile states. He holds an MPA with a focus on International Development and a BA in International Studies with a concentration in Conflict Resolution from the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City University of New York.

Authored Content

  • Dec 18 2019
    Blog Post Fighting poverty by modernizing the tax filing system The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most effective ways of combatting poverty and inequality in the United States. The EITC supplements the earnings of low-income workers, especially for those supporting children. Last year over 25 million Americans tax filers received an average EITC of about $2,500 according to the IRS. For […]
  • Jul 30 2019
    Blog Post Putting People at the Center of Digital Transformation: Reflections on the Transform Africa Summit 2019 In May, Africa’s top digital leaders and donors converged in Kigali to attend the 2019 Transform Africa Summit—one of the continent’s premier convenings to discuss accelerating digital transformation in the region. The Rockefeller Foundation’s Data and Tech team sponsored two sessions on the topics of Data Governance and Privacy hosted, by our grantees at Future […]
  • May 13 2019
    Blog Post To See How Digital Government Can Boost an Economy, Learn from Rwanda This piece first appeared on IGIHE’s page and reposted with permission. In a few days, thousands of people from around the world will converge in Kigali to attend the Transform Africa Summit. They will spend their time talking about how to boost Africa’s digital economy by integrating markets and expanding investment in broadband access and […]
  • Dec 17 2018
    Blog Post Promoting Digital Transformation in Lower-Income Countries From the outset, The Rockefeller Foundation has worked closely to build capacity of governments at all levels. From our work helping to establish the field of public health and its earliest institutions around the world, to contributing to shaping the social security system in the U.S., the Foundation has supported government agencies in taking on […]
  • Mar 16 2017
    Blog Post Resilience: A Tool for a New Era of Health Threats If the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the global Zika outbreak taught the world anything, it is that all health systems – regardless of size and available resources – must be better prepared to respond to and recover from threats of all kinds. Not only are today’s health system threats more diverse, their geographic […]
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