I’m a development economist and a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI). I’m based in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia where I work in the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) and IFPRI's Development Strategy and Governance (DSG) Division.
Through my research, I seek to understand how to sustainably improve nutrition and food security outcomes in poor countries. Thematically, this work sits at the intersection of development, health and agricultural economics. I've done extensive work in areas of social protection, agriculture-nutrition linkages, food systems, value chains and food markets. Most of my research focuses on Ethiopia and is based on statistical analyses of primary data from large-scale household surveys or randomized controlled trials.