Gilead Teri is a PhD researcher in international development policy and management at Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. He is part of a joint-degree program with University of Toronto. His research explores the interplay of finance, investment and urban development in East Africa focusing on a comparative analysis of Chinese and non-Chinese transport infrastructure projects and their urban impacts in Kenya and Tanzania. He holds a masters degree in International Development from the University of Edinbugh, United Kingdom. He previously worked for The World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Tanzania Private Sector Foundation gaining valuable experience in development financing, investment climate and public-private policy engagement.