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Isabelle Tsakok

Title: Senior Fellow

Area of expertise: Rural development, agricultural economics, policy analysis, food security, poverty reduction

Isabelle Tsakok is an adjunct professor at SIPA and a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South who focuses on rural development, agricultural economics, policy analysis, food security and poverty reduction. She holds a PhD in Economics. Dr. Tsakok has worked on development issues for over twenty-five years, first as World Bank staff and since retirement as a consultant. She has specialized in policy analysis, program and project formulation and evaluation, research and training activities in agriculture, agro-business, rural development and poverty reduction. She has worked in most regions of the developing world: Africa, Asia - South, Southeast and East, North Africa and the Middle East and Latin America.