Tewodaj Mogues was chosen for Foreign Policy Interrupted’s 2018 Fellowship program. The program seeks to diversify voices and perspectives in foreign policy by empowering women 30 and older who demonstrate dedication and achievement in international affairs. Mogues is a senior research fellow for the International Food Policy Research Institute who studies the welfare impacts of public investments in agriculture and rural areas in Africa. She assesses the political and economic factors behind the allocation of resources for development and has produced empirical data from Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria and Uganda. She also leads the research cluster on public investments and institutions under a research program on policies, institutions and markets for CGIAR, formerly the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research.