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Tigist Mekonnen Melesse

Development Economist


Tigist Mekonnen Melesse is a development economist with the World Bank working on poverty analysis, regional integration, trade, and agriculture-industry linkages. Tigist holds a PhD in Econom...

Ronald Mulebeke

Research Scientist


A Research Scientist with over 7 years of work experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods. Health systems researcher and impact evaluations Practitioner as well as an expert in designs an...

Saba Yifredew


Saba Yifredew is a lecturer at the department of economics at Addis Ababa University. She is currently Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Verona, Italy. She was the Chairperson of th...

Gashaw Abate

Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


Gashaw Abate (short-term fellow) is a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Ethiopia. He holds his PhD in Development Studies from University of Trento, Ital...

Mary Nantongo

Lecturer, Makerere University Business School


Mary Nantongo is a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Makerere University Business School and a Research fellow in Applied Development Finance under the European Investment Bank/Global Dev...

Hailemariam Ayalew Tiruneh

Council Post-Doctoral Fellow,Trinity College Dublin


Dr. Hailemariam Ayalew is a currently working as an Irish Council Post-Doctoral Fellow and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, based at the International Maize a...

Laura Barasa

Lecturer, University of Nairobi


Laura Barasa holds a PhD in Economics from Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Barasa is a lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of Economics. Her research interests revolve a...