Kalle Hirvonen

Kalle Hirvonen is a development economist and a Senior Research Fellow at the Development Strategy and Governance (DSG) Division. Based in Addis Ababa, Kalle’s current research seeks to understand how to sustainably improve nutrition and food security in Ethiopia and other countries. His recent research has focused on social protection, early childhood development, food systems, value chains, and food markets. Kalle has extensive field work experience from Ethiopia and Tanzania where he has been involved in implementing a number of large longitudinal household surveys. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Sussex University as well as master’s degrees in Development Economics and International Economics from the University of Sussex and Helsinki, respectively.

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  • Blog post

    Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on vegetable value chains in Ethiopia

    Measures to contain COVID-19 are expected to have significant effects on food value chains—but with important differences between commodities. Horticultural products are expected to be especially vulnerable because of their seasonal labour requirements and high perishability. In a recent survey, Seneshaw Tamru, Kalle Hirvonen, and Bart Minten tried to assess immediate...

    14 May 2020 | Seneshaw Tamru, Kalle Kalle Hirvonen, Bart Minten