Dr. Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

Dr. Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

His most recent research covered aspirations and wellbeing, the impact evaluation of large multi-year public programs (including the Productive Safety Net Program and the Agricultural Growth Program, both in Ethiopia), weather index insurance, performance of cooperatives, crop productivity, and inter-sectoral growth linkages.

He is the current president of the Ethiopian Economics Association. Dr. Alemayehu has previously worked as an assistant professor of economics at Addis Ababa University and an economic affairs officer at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

He holds a DPhil degree in Economics from the University of Oxford, UK.

“The Bank is fully engaged to enhance transparency in resource use and management, governance in the public sector, the rule of law and building institutional capacities and frameworks for investment.” – Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, AfDB Group 

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