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Babatunde Abidoye

Global Policy Advisor, UNDP

Babatunde Abidoye studied Economics at the University of Ilorin and has a Ph.D. in Economics and Statistics from Iowa State University. He was also a visiting fellow at Yale School of Forestry and Environment. He has worked as Professor at different international Universities. He was an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, then he worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) and Bureau of Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) at the University of Pretoria. From 2014 to 2016, he worked as a consultant at the World Bank leading research in the Poverty Global Practice Group and Trade & Competitiveness Group. In 2017 he started working at UNDP as Senior Economist (Consultant), leading the work on impact evaluation and economics of climate change adaptation including incorporating the use of data science and satellite images to improve adaptation decisions. He is also an Affiliate Professor at George Mason University and a Lecturer at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Babatunde’s work has focused on understanding interventions that can help alleviate poverty and achieve SDGs under different risks and uncertainties as climate change and conflicts. This includes understanding the effectiveness of current strategies and testing new methods of adapting to climate change using experimental and non-experimental techniques.

All Sessions featuring Babatunde Abidoye

11:30 - 13:00
Amphi A2

Parallel Session | Panel 1.3

Data, tax policy-making and the SDGs (UNDP) (EN)