Bersabeh Beyene, Chief of Party for the USAID Ethiopia Resilience Learning Activity, is a driven professional with close to 20 years of experience in development. She has successfully designed, implemented, and managed programs across various sectors such as private sector development, trade, land, agriculture, energy, and irrigation.
Previously, Bersabeh worked at the IRC and at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where she focused on financial inclusion and economic empowerment, and on social and gender inequalities in development, respectively.
Bersabeh has a depth of knowledge and experience in Women’s Economic Empowerment, Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth, Environment and Regenerative Economies, and a deep appreciation for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning as an integrated component of the program cycle. Over the course of her career, she has developed evaluation tools and processes, she has trained teams in data collection and analysis as a tool for continuous learning and improvement, and has participated in multiple RCTs to evaluate the impact of IRC’s economic empowerment program on the reduction of the incidence of intimate partner violence in Central and West Africa.
Bersabeh is graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.