Tewodaj Mogues

Last Updated: January 07, 2021

Tewodaj Mogues

Tewodaj Mogues joined the Fund and FAD in October 2018, where she conducts technical assistance and analytical work on public expenditure efficiency, costing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), public-private partnerships (PPPs), social spending, and other topics related to public expenditures. She also provides fiscal analysis as part of the IMF’s country team for Guinea. Prior to joining the Fund, she was at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2005, at its headquarters in Washington DC. As a Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division, she led the research cluster on Public Investments and Institutions under the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets. Her research focused on public expenditure analysis in rural areas, local public finance and decentralisation, political economy, public service delivery, agricultural development, and social capital. Tewodaj has published journal articles and book chapters on these topics, serves as co-editor of the European Journal of Development Research, and is editor of the book 'Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa'. She received her Bachelors degree in economics from Kalamazoo College (1995), and her Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005). She is born in Ethiopia and a German citizen.

Personal WebPage: www.tewodajmogues.com

Fluent In: Amharic, German.

Education:

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, Wisconsin. PhD. GPA: 3.68, Department: Agricultural and Applied Economics. 1998 - 2005

Kalamazoo College – Kalamazoo, Michigan Bachelor of Arts. GPA: 3.87, Major: Economics; Minor: Political Science. 1994 - 1995

Western Michigan University – Kalamazoo, Michigan. GPA: 4.00. Major: Economics. 1992 - 1993


Field of Expertise:

Public Finance

Poverty and Inequality

Development Economics

Other Published Materials

“Getting the Most from Public Investment” Ch. 3 in: G. Schwartz, M. Fouad, T. Hansen and G. Verdier (eds.) Well Spent: How Strong Infrastructure Governance Can End Waste in Public Investment (2020), Washington DC: International Monetary Fund (with A. Baum and G. Verdier).

Books

“Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa” London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (2012) (with S. Benin; eds)

“From the Ground Up: Impacts of a Pro-Poor Community-Driven Development Project in Nigeria” IFPRI Research Monograph (2010) (with E. Kato, E. Nkonya, J. Pender and D. Phillip)

“Gender and Governance in Rural Services” IFPRI/World Bank. World Bank: Washington DC (2010) (with F. Asante, A. Banful, R. Birner, M. Cohen, P. Gaff, K. Gayathridevi, L. Horowitz, M. Lemma, N. Palaniswamy, Z. Paulos, K. Raabe, J. Randriamamonjy, M. Sekher, Y. Sun and F. Tadesse)

“The Bang for the Birr: Public Expenditures and Rural Welfare in Ethiopia” IFPRI Research Monograph No. 160 (2008) (with G. Ayele and Z. Paulos)

Publications in Journals (Refereed)

“When Public Spending Goes Local: Agricultural Expenditures in a Key Stage in Ghana’s Decentralisation Reform” (forthcoming) Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance (with K. Owusu-Baah).

“Decentralisation without Democracy” World Politics (2020) 72(2): 165-213 (with K. Kosec).

“Public Investment Choices by Local and Central Governments” World Bank Economic Review (2020) 34: S52-S57 (with K. Kosec).

“The Development Impacts of COVID-19 at Home and Abroad: Politics and Implications of Government Action” European Journal of Development Research (2020) 32(5): 1339-1352 (with S. Henson, U. Kambhampati, W. Olsen, M. Prowse, R. Ramos, J. Rand, R. Rasiah, K. Roelen, R. Thiessen and O. F. Yap).

“Institutional Arrangements to Make Public Spending Responsive to the Poor: When Intent Meets Political Economy Realities” Development Policy Review (2020) 38(1): 100-123 (with A. Erman).

“Budgetary Influence under Information Asymmetries: Evidence from Nigeria’s Subnational Agricultural Investments” World Development (2020) 129(1): 1-12 (with T. Olofinbiyi).

“Cost-Effectiveness of Community-Based Gendered Advisory Services to Farmers: Analysis in Mozambique and Tanzania” PLOS ONE (2019) 14(3): 1-32 (with V. Mueller and F. Kondylis).

“Constraints in the Fertiliser Supply Chain: Evidence for Fertiliser Policy Development from Three African Countries” Food Security (2018) 10: 1479-1500 (with T. Benson).

“The Making of Public Investments: The Role of Champions, Co-ordination, and Characteristics of Nutrition Programmes in Mozambique” Food Policy (2019) 83: 29-38 (with L. Billings).

“Social Networks Near and Far: The Role of Bonding and Bridging Capital for Assets of the Rural Poor” Review of Development Economics (2019) 23(1): 189-210.

“Filling the Legal Void? Impacts of a Community-Based Legal Aid Programme on Women’s Land-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices” Oxford Development Studies (2018) 46(4): 453-469 (with L. Billings, V. Mueller, A. Peterman and A. Wineman)

“Unpacking the ‘Black Box’ of Public Expenditure Data in Africa: Quantification of Agricultural Spending Using Mozambique’s Budget Reports” Data Science Journal (2018) 17(9): 1-20 (with L. Caceres)

“How Comparable are Cross-Country Data on Agricultural Public Expenditures?” Global Food Security (2018) 16: 46-53 (with R. Anson)

“Analysis of the Confluence between Nigeria’s Development Strategies and its Agricultural Public Expenditures” African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (2018) 18(3): 13825 – 13841 (with T. Olofinbiyi)

“Does Freer Trade Really Lead to Productivity Growth? Evidence from Africa” World Development (2016) 86(1): 18-29 (with L. R. Bresnahan, I. Coxhead and J. Foltz)

“The Political Economy of Public Expenditures in Agriculture: Applications of Concepts to Mozambique” South African Journal of Economics (2016) 84(1): 20-39 (with D. do Rosario)

“Political Economy Determinants of Public Spending Allocations: A Review of Theories, and Implications for Agricultural Public Investment” European Journal of Development Research (2015) 27(3): 452-473

“Public Investments in and for Agriculture” European Journal of Development Research (2015) 27(3): 337-352. (with S. Benin and S. Fan)

“The Reach of Rural Services in Ethiopia: An Assets and Gender Based Public Expenditure Benefit Incidence Analysis” European Journal of Development Research (2013) 25(2): 230-251

“Impacts of Community-Driven Development Programmes on Income and Asset Acquisition in Africa: The Case of Nigeria” World Development (2012) 40(9): 1824-1838 (with E. Kato, E. Nkonya, J. Pender and D. Phillip)

“Do External Grants to District Governments Discourage Own-Revenue Generation? A Look at Local Public Finance Dynamics in Ghana” World Development (2012) 40(5): 1054-1067 (with S. Benin)

“Shocks and Asset Dynamics in Ethiopia” Economic Development and Cultural Change (2011) 60(1): 91-120

“The Bang for the Birr: Public Expenditures and Rural Welfare in Ethiopia” Journal of Development Studies (2011) 47(5): 735-752

“Local Governance Systems and Smallholder Co-operatives in Ethiopia” International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (2009) 8(5/6): 388-408 (with D. Spielman and M. Cohen)

“Poverty Traps and Natural Disasters in Ethiopia and Honduras” World Development (2007) 35(5): 835-856 (with M. R. Carter, P. D. Little and W. Negatu)

“Moving In Place: Drought and Poverty Dynamics in South Wollo, Ethiopia” Journal of Development Studies (2006) 42(2): 200-225 (with P. Castro, P.D. Little, W. Negatu and P. Stone)

“Social Capital and the Reproduction of Economic Inequality in Polarised Societies” Journal of Economic Inequality (2005) 3(3): 193-219 (with M. R. Carter)

Publications in Books and Conference Volumes

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Public Goods Provision in Developing Countries: A Research Agenda for New Institutional Economics” Ch. 5 in: C. Ménard and M. M. Shirley (eds.) Research Agenda for New Institutional Economics (2018), Northampton & Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar (with K. Kosec)

“Why do Countries Underinvest in Agricultural R&D?” Ch. 5 in: J. Lynam, N. Beintema, J. Rooseboom and O. Badiane (eds.) Agricultural Research in Africa: Investing in Future Harvests (2016), Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (with S. Benin and L. McBride)

“Introduction” Ch. 1 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with S. Benin)

“Public Expenditures and Agricultural Productivity Growth in Ghana” Ch. 5 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with S. Benin, G. Cudjoe and J. Randriamamonjy)

“Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction Impacts of Public Investments: Assessment of Concepts and Techniques” Ch. 3 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa, London (2012), UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with S. Benin and S. Fan)

“Agricultural and Rural Public Spending in Africa: Conclusions and Implications” Ch. 10 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with S. Benin)

“Agricultural Public Spending in Nigeria” Ch. 4 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with A. Adubi, S. Ehui, L. Freinkman and M. Morris)

“The Bang for the Birr: Public Spending and Rural Welfare in Ethiopia” In: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis

“Poverty Traps and Natural Disasters in Ethiopia and Honduras” in: Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: Risk, Needs, and Rights (2008) A. Barrientos and D. Hulme (eds.), Palgrave MacMillan, UK (with M. R. Carter, P. D. Little and W. Negatu)

Tewodaj Mogues

Tewodaj Mogues joined the Fund and FAD in October 2018, where she conducts technical assistance and analytical work on public expenditure efficiency, costing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), public-private partnerships (PPPs), social spending, and other topics related to public expenditures. She also provides fiscal analysis as part of the IMF’s country team for Guinea. Prior to joining the Fund, she was at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2005, at its headquarters in Washington DC. As a Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division, she led the research cluster on Public Investments and Institutions under the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets. Her research focused on public expenditure analysis in rural areas, local public finance and decentralisation, political economy, public service delivery, agricultural development, and social capital. Tewodaj has published journal articles and book chapters on these topics, serves as co-editor of the European Journal of Development Research, and is editor of the book 'Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa'. She received her Bachelors degree in economics from Kalamazoo College (1995), and her Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005). She is born in Ethiopia and a German citizen.

Personal WebPage: www.tewodajmogues.com

Fluent In: Amharic, German.

Education:

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, Wisconsin. PhD. GPA: 3.68, Department: Agricultural and Applied Economics. 1998 - 2005

Kalamazoo College – Kalamazoo, Michigan Bachelor of Arts. GPA: 3.87, Major: Economics; Minor: Political Science. 1994 - 1995

Western Michigan University – Kalamazoo, Michigan. GPA: 4.00. Major: Economics. 1992 - 1993


Field of Expertise:

Public Finance

Poverty and Inequality

Development Economics

Other Published Materials

“Getting the Most from Public Investment” Ch. 3 in: G. Schwartz, M. Fouad, T. Hansen and G. Verdier (eds.) Well Spent: How Strong Infrastructure Governance Can End Waste in Public Investment (2020), Washington DC: International Monetary Fund (with A. Baum and G. Verdier).

Books

“Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa” London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (2012) (with S. Benin; eds)

“From the Ground Up: Impacts of a Pro-Poor Community-Driven Development Project in Nigeria” IFPRI Research Monograph (2010) (with E. Kato, E. Nkonya, J. Pender and D. Phillip)

“Gender and Governance in Rural Services” IFPRI/World Bank. World Bank: Washington DC (2010) (with F. Asante, A. Banful, R. Birner, M. Cohen, P. Gaff, K. Gayathridevi, L. Horowitz, M. Lemma, N. Palaniswamy, Z. Paulos, K. Raabe, J. Randriamamonjy, M. Sekher, Y. Sun and F. Tadesse)

“The Bang for the Birr: Public Expenditures and Rural Welfare in Ethiopia” IFPRI Research Monograph No. 160 (2008) (with G. Ayele and Z. Paulos)

Publications in Journals (Refereed)

“When Public Spending Goes Local: Agricultural Expenditures in a Key Stage in Ghana’s Decentralisation Reform” (forthcoming) Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance (with K. Owusu-Baah).

“Decentralisation without Democracy” World Politics (2020) 72(2): 165-213 (with K. Kosec).

“Public Investment Choices by Local and Central Governments” World Bank Economic Review (2020) 34: S52-S57 (with K. Kosec).

“The Development Impacts of COVID-19 at Home and Abroad: Politics and Implications of Government Action” European Journal of Development Research (2020) 32(5): 1339-1352 (with S. Henson, U. Kambhampati, W. Olsen, M. Prowse, R. Ramos, J. Rand, R. Rasiah, K. Roelen, R. Thiessen and O. F. Yap).

“Institutional Arrangements to Make Public Spending Responsive to the Poor: When Intent Meets Political Economy Realities” Development Policy Review (2020) 38(1): 100-123 (with A. Erman).

“Budgetary Influence under Information Asymmetries: Evidence from Nigeria’s Subnational Agricultural Investments” World Development (2020) 129(1): 1-12 (with T. Olofinbiyi).

“Cost-Effectiveness of Community-Based Gendered Advisory Services to Farmers: Analysis in Mozambique and Tanzania” PLOS ONE (2019) 14(3): 1-32 (with V. Mueller and F. Kondylis).

“Constraints in the Fertiliser Supply Chain: Evidence for Fertiliser Policy Development from Three African Countries” Food Security (2018) 10: 1479-1500 (with T. Benson).

“The Making of Public Investments: The Role of Champions, Co-ordination, and Characteristics of Nutrition Programmes in Mozambique” Food Policy (2019) 83: 29-38 (with L. Billings).

“Social Networks Near and Far: The Role of Bonding and Bridging Capital for Assets of the Rural Poor” Review of Development Economics (2019) 23(1): 189-210.

“Filling the Legal Void? Impacts of a Community-Based Legal Aid Programme on Women’s Land-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices” Oxford Development Studies (2018) 46(4): 453-469 (with L. Billings, V. Mueller, A. Peterman and A. Wineman)

“Unpacking the ‘Black Box’ of Public Expenditure Data in Africa: Quantification of Agricultural Spending Using Mozambique’s Budget Reports” Data Science Journal (2018) 17(9): 1-20 (with L. Caceres)

“How Comparable are Cross-Country Data on Agricultural Public Expenditures?” Global Food Security (2018) 16: 46-53 (with R. Anson)

“Analysis of the Confluence between Nigeria’s Development Strategies and its Agricultural Public Expenditures” African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (2018) 18(3): 13825 – 13841 (with T. Olofinbiyi)

“Does Freer Trade Really Lead to Productivity Growth? Evidence from Africa” World Development (2016) 86(1): 18-29 (with L. R. Bresnahan, I. Coxhead and J. Foltz)

“The Political Economy of Public Expenditures in Agriculture: Applications of Concepts to Mozambique” South African Journal of Economics (2016) 84(1): 20-39 (with D. do Rosario)

“Political Economy Determinants of Public Spending Allocations: A Review of Theories, and Implications for Agricultural Public Investment” European Journal of Development Research (2015) 27(3): 452-473

“Public Investments in and for Agriculture” European Journal of Development Research (2015) 27(3): 337-352. (with S. Benin and S. Fan)

“The Reach of Rural Services in Ethiopia: An Assets and Gender Based Public Expenditure Benefit Incidence Analysis” European Journal of Development Research (2013) 25(2): 230-251

“Impacts of Community-Driven Development Programmes on Income and Asset Acquisition in Africa: The Case of Nigeria” World Development (2012) 40(9): 1824-1838 (with E. Kato, E. Nkonya, J. Pender and D. Phillip)

“Do External Grants to District Governments Discourage Own-Revenue Generation? A Look at Local Public Finance Dynamics in Ghana” World Development (2012) 40(5): 1054-1067 (with S. Benin)

“Shocks and Asset Dynamics in Ethiopia” Economic Development and Cultural Change (2011) 60(1): 91-120

“The Bang for the Birr: Public Expenditures and Rural Welfare in Ethiopia” Journal of Development Studies (2011) 47(5): 735-752

“Local Governance Systems and Smallholder Co-operatives in Ethiopia” International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (2009) 8(5/6): 388-408 (with D. Spielman and M. Cohen)

“Poverty Traps and Natural Disasters in Ethiopia and Honduras” World Development (2007) 35(5): 835-856 (with M. R. Carter, P. D. Little and W. Negatu)

“Moving In Place: Drought and Poverty Dynamics in South Wollo, Ethiopia” Journal of Development Studies (2006) 42(2): 200-225 (with P. Castro, P.D. Little, W. Negatu and P. Stone)

“Social Capital and the Reproduction of Economic Inequality in Polarised Societies” Journal of Economic Inequality (2005) 3(3): 193-219 (with M. R. Carter)

Publications in Books and Conference Volumes

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Public Goods Provision in Developing Countries: A Research Agenda for New Institutional Economics” Ch. 5 in: C. Ménard and M. M. Shirley (eds.) Research Agenda for New Institutional Economics (2018), Northampton & Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar (with K. Kosec)

“Why do Countries Underinvest in Agricultural R&D?” Ch. 5 in: J. Lynam, N. Beintema, J. Rooseboom and O. Badiane (eds.) Agricultural Research in Africa: Investing in Future Harvests (2016), Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (with S. Benin and L. McBride)

“Introduction” Ch. 1 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with S. Benin)

“Public Expenditures and Agricultural Productivity Growth in Ghana” Ch. 5 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with S. Benin, G. Cudjoe and J. Randriamamonjy)

“Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction Impacts of Public Investments: Assessment of Concepts and Techniques” Ch. 3 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa, London (2012), UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with S. Benin and S. Fan)

“Agricultural and Rural Public Spending in Africa: Conclusions and Implications” Ch. 10 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with S. Benin)

“Agricultural Public Spending in Nigeria” Ch. 4 in: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis (with A. Adubi, S. Ehui, L. Freinkman and M. Morris)

“The Bang for the Birr: Public Spending and Rural Welfare in Ethiopia” In: T. Mogues and S. Benin (eds.) Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa (2012), London, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis

“Poverty Traps and Natural Disasters in Ethiopia and Honduras” in: Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest: Risk, Needs, and Rights (2008) A. Barrientos and D. Hulme (eds.), Palgrave MacMillan, UK (with M. R. Carter, P. D. Little and W. Negatu)