Oluwatoba James Omotilewa

Oluwatoba James Omotilewa is a research economist working at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Previously, he  worked at the World Bank. Passionate about international development and poverty reduction, his research interests are focused on rigorous impact evaluations of development projects and social programs.

Omotilewa’s areas of expertise include data collection through household surveys, data analysis, and research leading to the implementation of evidence-based policies. He is also interested in poverty analysis, agricultural technology adoption for increased productivity, post-harvest loss reduction, the elimination of food insecurity, and rural development.

He received his M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. He is a 2016 recipient of the Borlaug LEAP Fellowship from USAID.

Ceres 2030 is a partnership between Cornell IP-CALS,  the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the  International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD)