Kalle Hirvonen is a development economist and a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI). He is based in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia where he works in the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) and IFPRI's Development Strategy and Governance (DSG) Division. Kalle’s current research interests lie in nutrition and food security. He is also involved in evaluating large-scale development programs in Ethiopia, such as the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) and USAID’s Feed the Future (FtF) initiative. Kalle has extensive field work experience from Ethiopia and Tanzania where he has been involved in implementing a number of large longitudinal household surveys.