Martha Getachew Bekele

Lead Analyst, East Africa

Where I am based: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

What I do: As part of the Research & Analysis team, I lead the effective delivery of DI projects; generate high-quality research and analysis; and develop research ideas and methodologies; as well as build and maintain strategic relationships with stakeholders.

Previous experience: My involvement in the development world started in 2005 in Ethiopia, where I worked with the Netherlands Development Organisation as a governance advisor. I also contributed to the first Participatory Poverty Assessment in Ethiopia as a research team leader in four regions. Immediately before moving to DI, I was the trade and development programme officer at CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment, Nairobi office, undertaking mainly research and policy analysis and maintaining strategic partnerships.