Dr. Tekalign Gutu Sakketa

Research themes
  • Water Resources
  • Mobility and migration
  • Growth, inequality and poverty
  • Economic change and vulnerability
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Microfinances
  • Markets and public services
  • Governance, conflicts and natural resources
  • Mobility, migration and urbanization
Research countries
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Somalia
  • Benin
  • Senegal
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Togo
  • Sierra Leone
  • Chad
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral researcher at Center for Developmetn Research since July 2017; Worked as Junior researcher at  ZEF b, of the University of Bonn; worked as research officer at International Food Policy Research Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO); worked as assistant researcher at Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia.


Ph.D in Agricultural Economics at Center for Development Research (ZEFb) of the University of Bonn, Germany; Advanced Master in Globalization and Development at Institute of Development Policy and Management of the University of Antwerp, Belgium; M.Sc in Agricultural Economics at Haramaya University, Ethiopia; B.A. in Economics at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.


poverty and inequality, microeconometrics,relative deprivation, labor economics, behavioral economics


Joachim von Braun and Tekalign Gutu Sakketa.  2020.  The urgency of public works programmes.  Further Information
Tekalign Gutu Sakketa.  2020.  Africa’s social capital – strong enough for coping with COVID-19?.  International Journal of Rural Development, 54   : 3   . Further Information
Tekalign Gutu Sakketa and Nicolas Gerber.  2020.  Rural shadow wages and youth agricultural labor supply in Ethiopia: Evidence from farm panel data.  Research in Labor Economics, 48   : 61-106   . Further Information
Tekalign Gutu Sakketa and Lukas Kornher.  2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic crisis and poor people's struggle for survival. ZEF Policy Brief 33.  Review


Tekalign Gutu Sakketa and Joachim von Braun.  2019.  Labor-intensive public works programs in sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and implications for employment policies.  ZEF Working Paper Series, 180   : 44   . Download [PDF | 3.35MB]
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Muli, C., Gerber, N., Sakketa, T.G. and A. Mirzabaev.  2018.  Ecosystem tipping points due to variable water availability and cascading effects on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa.  ZEF Working Paper Series, 174   : 20   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Sakketa, T..  2018.  Ethiopian Youth in Agriculture: Relative Deprivation, Well-being and Occupational choices.  Doctoral Thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Tekalign Gutu Sakketa.  2018.  Institutional bricolage as a new perspective to analyse institutions of communal irrigation: Implications towards meeting the water needs of the poor communities.  World Development Perspectives, 9   : 11   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Tekalign, G; Gerber, N.  2018.  Relative Deprivation and Well-Being of the Rural Youth.  AfDB Working Paper Series , 296   : 44   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Sakketa, TG. and M. Prowse.  2017.  Women, Wealth and Waterborne Disease: Smallholders’ Willingness to Pay for a Multiple-Use Water Scheme in Ethiopia.  Journal of Development Studies, ISSN: 0022-0388   : 15   . Download [PDF]
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Tekalign Gutu Sakketa and Nicolas Gerber.  2017.  Rural Shadow Wages and Youth Agricultural Labor Supply in Ethiopia: Evidence from Farm Panel Data.  ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy, 236   : 47   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Tekalign, G; Lensink, R.; Asenso-Okyere, K.; Bahiigwa, G.; Cao, E. De; Eriksen, S.; Jemaneh, S..  2015.  Civil Society contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Country report Ethiopia.  MFS II EVALUATIONS . <a href="http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/492982" target="_blank">http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/492982</a> .  


Kwadwo, A., Getaw, T. and Tekalign, G..  2013.  The Feasibility of Joint Fertilizer Procurement in Eastern and Southern Africa.  Further Information


Tekalign Gutu Sakketa.  2012.  Improving and Protecting Multiple-Use Water Resources.  Lap Lambert Academic Publishing.
Tekalign,G..  2012.  Analysis of Cattle Marketing System in Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia.  ISBN, MSc thesis at  Haramaya University.  Further Information


Tekalign, G., Yitayal, A., Merga, M., Belay, D., Shiratori,K..  2011.  ‘Mobile phones are just more than phones in the hands of farmers’.  In: Becker, M., Kreye, C., Ripken, C., and Tielkes, E. (eds.) (eds.): Development on the margin. DITSL GmbH, Witzenhausen, Germany.   12.  Further Information
Tekalign,G..  2011.  Addressing rural women’s needs: Gender focused technology evaluation and dissemination; and the role it play in food and nutrition(health) security, presentation made on DAC Network on Gender equality, OECD, Paris.  Further Information
Tesfaye, K., Tekalign, G. and Estifanos,T.  2011.  Performance and economic efficiency of browsing Arsi-Bale goats supplemented with sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) vines as replacement for concentrate.  International Journal of Livestock Production , vol 2(7)   : 92-99   . (Open Access)   Download [PDF]
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Arse Gebeyehu, Tesfaye Kebede, Sebsibe Zuber, Tekalign Gutu, Gurmessa Umeta, Tesfaye Lemma and Feyisa Hundessa.  2010.  Participatory rural appraisal investigation on beekeeping in Arsi Negelle and Shashemene districts of West Arsi zone of Oromia, Ethiopia.  Livestock Research for Rural Development, 7 (22)   : 11   . (Open Access)   Further Information

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Tekalign Gutu Sakketa

Senior Researcher


Department :
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change

tekalign2003(at)gmail.com; tsak(at)uni-bonn.de