Nsaikila Melaine Nyuyfoni is an economist and data analyst with a penchant for evidence-informed policymaking. Melaine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of Buea, Cameroon in 2010 and a Master of Arts degree in Economics at Western Illinois University as a Fulbright Scholar in 2015. He has over eight years of experience in the nonprofit and research sectors. Prior to commencing his graduate studies in the U.S., Melaine worked as a Program Analyst at CENDEP, Limbe in Cameroon. Following his graduate studies, Melaine joined the Nkafu Policy Institute in Cameroon as a Senior Policy Analyst and Economic Research Lead, where he authored the survey on governance in Cameroon. After 2 years at the Nkafu Policy Institute, Melaine joined the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa as a Researcher, working principally on Status of the African Youth Report (SoAYR) and later the Institut Pan-Africain pour l’Education pour Développement (IPED) projects at the Department of Human Resources, Science, and Technology. Currently, Nsaikila Melaine serves as Senior Data Analyst for Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa where he leads efforts to contextualize the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Teaching and Learning Toolkit in the Lake Chad basin context. Melaine’s competencies include project management, policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative research, and programming for data analysis. In addition to his Master’s degree, Melaine is a Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 and an IBM Data Science Professional Certificate holder.