Liya is a policy adviser in TBI’s Government Advisory team. She provides analytical and research support focused on government response to Covid-19 in Africa.
She has worked on private-sector development with the TBI team in Ethiopia, embedded in Ethiopian Investment Commission, Industrial Parks Development Corporation and within the Prime Minister’s Office. She is an alumna of Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Liya is a graduate of Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and holds an MSc in Economics from Addis Ababa University.