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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 Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South and an adjunct professor at SIPA 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.