Understanding Global   
Development Challenges

Teaching Staff

Arslan Aslihan


Aslihan Arslan is a senior research economist at the Research and Impact Assessment Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
She leads multiple research projects related to agricultural productivity, climate resilience, rural migration and the climate change mitigation potential of
agricultural practices promoted by IFAD and others. She also leads selected impact assessments of IFAD projects related to these themes. She is one of the
co-leads of the 2019 Rural Development Report on “Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth.” Prior to joining IFAD in 2017, Aslihan worked as a natural resource
economist for FAO, focusing primarily on climate-smart agriculture. She holds a PhD and an MSc in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Davis.

About Us

The Italian Center for International Development (ICID)

The Italian Center for International Development (ICID), hosted by CEIS University of Rome Tor Vergata, is an entity that involves Centers and Departments of four Italy based public universities:

The Centre’s mission is to promote a better understanding of development challenges in an increasingly globalized world, through an inter-disciplinary approach.

ICID’s design and composition provide it with a unique capacity for state-of-the-art research addressing the many interconnected development issues facing today’s globalized world.


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