Menu Close

Clemens Breisinger

Clemens Breisinger is a program leader and senior research fellow at IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division, which he joined in 2006. Since 2011, Clemens is leading IFPRI’s Middle East and North Africa team and he was based in Cairo from 2016 to 2021, where he also established and led IFPRI’s country program office for Egypt. Since 2021, Clemens is also the country program leader for Kenya, based in Nairobi, and co-leads the establishment of IFPRI’s new country program office in Sudan. The country programs develop research-based policy solutions, build coalitions for policy change and co-create innovative analytical tools in close collaboration with ministries of planning, social solidarity, agriculture; statistical agencies and universities; as well as with regional and international partners such as AGRA, the European Union, UN agencies, USAID, and the World Bank. Clemens’ research, capacity building and policy advisory work covers a broad range of issues related to foods system transformation and poverty reduction, food and nutrition security, climate change, conflict, and social protection. Together with colleagues and partners, Clemens produced more than 100 publications that are widely read and quoted by local and international media. Clemens received his PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany in 2006.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)