Senior Economist, African Gender Innovation Lab, World Bank
Girum Abebe is a Senior Economist at the World Bank’s African Gender Innovation Lab (AFRGIL). Girum holds a PhD in Development Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining AFRGIL, he worked at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, the premier public research think-tank in Ethiopia, for more than a decade producing several policy papers and journal articles. He is currently engaged in the design and evaluation of interventions that connect young job seekers to productive employment as well as in the study of mechanisms that can be leveraged to narrow the gender gap in wage employment and entrepreneurship.