Abeba Taddese is a senior fellow at R4D with a focus on policy processes, systems, and collaborative learning approaches to strengthen the use of evidence in decision making. As senior fellow, Ms. Taddese is leading country engagement-related activities for the EdTech Hub. The EdTech Hub is an eight-year program supported by the UK Department for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank. The Hub’s mission is to increase the use of evidence to inform decision-making about education technology, with the goal of accelerating learning outcomes for the most marginalized children.
As executive director and co-founder of Results for All, an initiative funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ms. Taddese led and supported research and collaborative learning activities aimed at strengthening the use of evidence in policy- and practice-level 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 phone and innovative IT solutions in the health sector, and expansion of health coverage to poor and vulnerable populations.
Previously, Ms. Taddese worked as a consultant at the World Bank on poverty and gender issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also has experience working and volunteering for several organizations and institutions in Washington DC, including the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs and the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Board for DC Public Schools.
Ms. Taddese holds an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.