Gbadebo Odularu

Gbadebo Odularu holds a PhD degree in Regional Economic Development from the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom; an M.Sc (Agricultural Economics); and a B.Sc (Economics) from the pre-eminent Nigerian University of Ibadan. He was formerly a regional policy and markets analyst at the continental Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) based in Accra, Ghana. He works closely with national, continental and international partners to provide evidence-based policy tools for fostering regional development in Africa.

He has been visiting scholars at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK); Centre for Regional Economic Studies (CRES), Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, South Korea; United Nations Institute for Economic Development Planning (UNIDEP), Dakar, Senegal; and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), University of Oxford, UK. He was also the 2008 visiting doctoral scholar at the Economic Research and Statistical Division (ERSD), World Trade Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.