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Alberto Lemma

Research Fellow

International Economic Development Group

Portrait of Alberto Lemma

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. Structural economic transformation in Nepal: A diagnostic study submitted to DFID Nepal

    Research reports

  2. Evaluation ‘Nederlandse Financieringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden’ (FMO-A)

    Research reports

  3. ODI’s submission to the European Commission consultation: strengthening the role of the private sector in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries

  4. Should the UK government promote UK businesses in developing countries?

  5. Looking beyond 2013: Are Africa-EU relations still fit for purpose?


  6. The Africa-EU partnership: a platform to boost the African private sector?

  7. Low-carbon competitiveness in Cambodia

    Research reports

  8. Low-carbon competitiveness in Kenya

    Research reports

  9. Low-carbon competitiveness in Nepal

    Research reports

  10. Low carbon competitiveness - Nepal


  11. Low carbon competitiveness - Cambodia


  12. Could the UK’s shale-gas tax break be a hidden blessing for developing countries?

  13. Low carbon competitiveness - Kenya


  14. Economic crisis, international tourism decline and its impact on the poor

    Research reports

  15. Evaluating the costs and benefits of centralised public private partnerships units


  16. Low carbon equals low cost? The Case of Kenya and Cambodia

  17. Can crowdfunding work in developing countries?

  18. Unlocking business dynamism to promote green (sustainable and inclusive) growth: learning from innovation in emerging economies

    Working papers

  19. Green infrastructure in fragile states

    Research reports

  20. Green growth: the role of the private sector