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Alberto Lemma

Research Fellow

  • International Economic Development Group
Portrait of Alberto Lemma

Alberto specialises in private sector development, specifically in access to finance, business partnership programmes and the interplay between the private sector and climate change adaptation and mitigation. His work on finance focuses on Development Finance Institution impact assessment and the role of DFIs in development, SME finance and access to innovative sources of finance such as crowdfunding or alternative financial mechanisms to SMEs.

Alberto works as a researcher and economist at the London based Overseas Development Institute, specialised in private sector development, specifically in access to finance, business partnership programmes and the interplay between the private sector and climate change adaptation & mitigation. His work in finance is focussed on Development Finance Institution impact assessment and the role of DFIs in development, SME finance and access to innovative sources of finance (such as crowdfunding or alternative financial mechanisms to SMEs). Alberto previously worked in Vietnam and Cambodia as an economic development consultant and holds an MSc in Political Economy of Development from SOAS and a BSc in Geography with Economics from LSE.

  1. The AfCFTA and the Automotive Value Chain

    Research reports

  2. AfCFTA: unlocking the potential of the digital economy in Africa

    Research reports

  3. The economic case for UK investment in the Covid-19 pandemic response in 2022

    Research reports

  4. Understanding the role of development finance institutions in promoting development: an assessment of three African countries

    Research reports

  5. Four views on how development finance institutions must invest better

  6. The impact of development finance institutions: rapid evidence assessment

    Research reports

  7. Decent work for all: six priorities for this week’s UN summit

  8. Measuring the potential contribution of development finance institutions to economic transformation

    Research reports

  9. The role of Kaizen in economic transformation

    Working papers

  10. The implications of current WTO negotiations for economic transformation in developing countries

    Research reports

  11. Six development finance proposals to expand climate investment

    Briefing/policy papers

  12. Africa’s new climate economy: economic transformation and social and environmental change

    Working papers

  13. Compatible or contradictory? The challenge of inclusive structural economic and environmental transformation

    Working papers

  14. Development finance institutions come of age: policy engagement, impact, and new directions

    Research reports

  15. Supporting the preparation of Tanzania's second Five-Year Development Plan (FYDP II)

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. Regional infrastructure for trade facilitation

    Research reports

  17. Africa's industrialisation: reversing the decline

    Event

  18. Climate change, private sector and value chains: constraints and adaptation strategies

    Working papers

  19. How does electricity insecurity affect businesses in low- and middle-income countries?

    Research reports

  20. How to stay ahead in a low-carbon global economy

    Briefing/policy papers