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Abeba Taddese

Practice Lead, Evidence for Decision-Making

Abeba Taddese is a senior program director and practice lead for Evidence for Decision-Making at Results for Development (R4D). Her work is focused on policy processes, evidence systems, and collaborative learning approaches to strengthen the use of evidence in decision-making.

Ms. Taddese led the Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS). PEERSS brought together 13 country teams across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East to advance evidence-informed policymaking, with a focus on social policies and sustainable development goals.

Previously Ms. Taddese was the executive director and co-founder of Results for All, an initiative funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. There Ms. Taddese led and supported research and collaborative learning activities aimed at strengthening the use of evidence in policy and practice decisions.

Before her work at Results for America, Ms. Taddese was a program officer at Results for Development. She supported and led health systems strengthening activities in areas including human resources for health, the use of mobile phones and innovative IT solutions in the health sector, and expansion of health coverage to poor and vulnerable populations.

Ms. Taddese holds an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Global & Regional Initiatives

R4D is a globally recognized leader for designing initiatives that connect implementers, experts and funders across countries to build knowledge and get that knowledge into practice.