Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (Ph.D.) appointed Professor Beyene Petros as Deputy Director-General of Policy Research Institute (PSI).
Beyene, who has been a well-known figure in Ethiopian politics in the last two decades, is a professor of Biology at Addis Ababa University and a former member of the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives, representing an electoral district in Badawacho of Hadiya Zone.
Born in March 1950, Beyene was also the chairman of the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Forum Medrek political party.
PSI was established in November 2018 by the Ethiopian government with the mission to conduct rigorous research and policy analysis that provide knowledge-based inputs to policymaking and policy implementations.
PSI also disseminates its research outputs and findings to the policy and research community, academia, the development community, and other stakeholders.
PSI was established by merging two state-owned think tanks, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) and Policy Study and Research Center (PSRC)