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Lucky Chambers C. Umezulike

Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant,
Ph.D. in Public Adminis
tration & Public Policy, 
Department of Political Science, Auburn University


Lucky Chambers Umezulike is a Ph.D Student in Public Administration and Public Policy in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. His research interests include nonprofit accountability and governance; charitable giving and philanthropy; international development; and structural transformation, industrialization and industrial policy.

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Lucky previously worked with the British Council in Nigeria, where he served as a program officer in an European Union funded program on civil society capacity, and institutional and regulatory framework strengthening. He has consulted for several organizations including the World Bank, SOS Children’s Villages, International Labour Organization, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Public Services International, Connected Development (CODE), Cloneshouse Nigeria, and the Nigerian Federal Ministries of Youth and Sport Development and Education, on program evaluation and development research. He was a 2019 Obama Africa Leader, an initiative of the President Obama Foundation that recognizes, capacitates and awards young African leaders. Lucky writes for Nigerian dailies as a hobby on public policy and structural transformation.


International Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nonprofit Program Management

Recent Publications


Umezulike, Lucky, Kelly Krawczyk, Dabesaki Mac-Ikemenjima and Brian Ezeonu. (2023). “Trends and Determinants of Charitable Platform Giving.” Manuscript in progress.


Ezeonu, Brian and Lucky Umezulike. (2023). “Assessing the Impacts of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on Improving Transparency and Accountability in Africa’s Governance: A Case Study of Nigeria.” Under Review.


Umezulike, Lucky. (2023). “Strategies for Promoting Structural Transformation and Industrialization in Nigeria.” Under Review.


Umezulike, Lucky. (2016). A Comparative Analysis of Economic Development in Nigeria and Singapore. Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review (Oman Chapter), 6 (3).


Umezulike, Lucky, and Peter Gatuiku. (2016). International Military Humanitarian Intervention as a Solution for International Conflict Management. International Affairs and Global Strategy Journal, IISTE, 46 (8).

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