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Babatunde Omilola

Babatunde Omilola

Head of Development Planning and Inclusive Growth / United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York, USA

Babatunde Omilola previously served as UNDP’s Senior Economic Advisor and Head of Policy and Strategy in South Africa and Regional Poverty Practice Leader for Eastern and Southern Africa.

Babatunde Omilola holds MPhil and DPhil degrees in Development Economics from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, United Kingdom, where he also studied as a Ford Foundation International Fellow. He was an International Graduate Research Fellow of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

Before joining UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), Babatunde Omilola worked with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C., USA, as Coordinator of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Africa. In the past, Babatunde Omilola worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), where he served as the FAO Liason Officer to the African Union Commission (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He provides strategic policy advisory services to several countries and institutions on issues related to poverty reduction, inclusive growth, economic development, development planning, the MDGs, food security, social protection and human development.

His publications include:

  • ‘Weathering the Storm: Agricultural development, investment, and poverty in Africa following the recent food price crisis’, 2010
     
  • ‘Patterns and trends of child and maternal nutrition inequalities in Nigeria’, 2010
     
  • ‘Estimating the impact of agricultural technology on poverty reduction in rural Nigeria’, 2009

 

All three papers were published in International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

 

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