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Atkeyelsh PERSSON
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa
Economic Affairs Officer, Policy researcher, MGD- Development Planning Section
Atkeyelsh Persson, PhD in Development Studies from University of Cape Town (UCT), MSc in Environmental Management & Policy from International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), and International Masters of Global Public Health (MPH) from Lund University, Sweden. She has more than 15 years’ work experience in development issues in Africa and Europe. Currently, she is an Economic Affairs Officer at the Macroeconomic Policy and Governance Division of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). She has worked as a Programme Officer at Strategic Planning, Oversight and Results Division of ECA; at AUC-ECA-AfDB Land Policy Initiative Secretariat in Addis Ababa, as well as at the World Health Organizations Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark. Many of her research findings on development issues have been disseminated at international workshops & published in accredited Scientific Journal as well as Academic Book Publishers such as Routledge. She is associated with the ECA Road Safety Technical Working Group, Anti-Illicit Financial Flows Technical Working Group and is a Member of MethodSpace of SAGE Publications. She is versatile, resourceful and duly qualified to analyze topics in policy research on issues related to sustainable development, and programme planning and coordination.
Areas of Expertise
Development Economics, Development Planning, Disease Prevention And Control, Environmental Economics, Health, Natural Resource & Energy, Natural Resources And The Environment, Development, Natural Resources Management, Policy Development, Programme Planning, Project Development & Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Rural Development, Sustainable Development


Development Studies
University of Cape Town
PhD in Development Studies
Master's Degree
Public Health
Lund University, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
International Maters of Public Health
Master's Degree
Environmental policy
Lund University, International Inistitute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)
Environmental Managment and Policy
Bachelor's degree
Public Administration
University of South Africa (UNISA)
Bachelor of Administeration (BAdmin), majoring Business Managment and Public Administeration




Foreign Direct Investment in Large-Scale Agriculture in Africa

Economic, Social and Environmental Sustinability in Ethiopia

Routledge Academic Publishing

Foreign Direct Investments in Large-Scale Agriculture: The Policy Environment and Its Implications in Ethiopia

University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa

Best Practices of Municipal Solid Waste Management

The Role of Households and Municipalities in Solid Waste Management: The Case of Sweden

Lambert Academic Publishing

Beyond the Rhetoric

Mainstreaming Environmental Issues into Poverty Reduction Strategies: The Case of Ethiopia

LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Road Traffic Accidents in Ethiopia: Magnitude, Causes and Possible Interventions

Advances in Transportation Studies International Journal

Solid Waste Management: The Role of Households and Municipalities

United Nations University, International Leadership Institute

How well wetland issues are incorporated into poverty reduction strategies in Ethiopia

Wetland International

Sustainable Urban Development: The case of Port Rotterdam

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Best practices in integrating public transport systems: The cases of Gothenburg, Brisbane and Sydney”

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Primary Schools Sanitation Project in Ethiopia: Plan of Intervention

Lund University