Dawit Mekonnen is a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in the Environment and Production Technology Division. He completed his PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia. He holds M.Sc. and B.A. degrees in Economics from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Prior to graduate school, he has served as a research officer at IFPRI Addis Ababa office and as a lecturer at the Department of Economics at Haramaya University in Ethiopia. His research interests include productivity and efficiency analysis, water economics, agricultural input systems, and impact evaluation of development projects. Dawit’s current research in Sub-Saharan Africa focuses on understanding the impact of irrigation on agricultural productivity, nutrition, health, and women’s empowerment. His research in South Asia focuses on water governance and energy use in agriculture in the context of the Water-Energy-Food nexus.