Elvis Melia

Function: Associate Researcher

Specialization: Political Scientist


2019Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Consultancy, online learning platform module "Governance for Growth," (part of the Academy for International Cooperation "Quality of Growth" educational platform)
2019Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Ethiopia (via Tony Blair Institute)
Consultancy, Strategy primer: "Ethiopia's Digital Transformation Strategy (Pathways for Prosperity pilot)"
2018-2019Kenya Private Sector Alliance
Consultancy, Study: “The Constraints to Online Work in Kenya”
2017-2019German Development Institute / Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Consultancy on digital-era jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa
2018Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries
Consultancy, Study: “Industrialization Framework for Zimbabwe: Research Report”
2015-2016Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Consultancy, Study: “Rwanda’s Top 5 Off-Farm Sectors: A Strategy for Short-Term Industrial Policy”
2014-2015Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Consultancy, Study: “The Political Economy of Extractive Resources”
2013Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)
Consultancy, Study: “Kenya’s Devolution in Action”
2009-2012Universität Duisburg-Essen
Master-of-Arts in Internationale Beziehungen und Entwicklungspolitik 
2005-2009Universität Duisburg-Essen
Bachelor-of-Arts in Politikwissenschaft

Refereed Publications

  • Altenburg, Tilman / Elvis Melia (2014)
    Kick-starting industrial transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa
    in: José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs / Irmgard Nübler / Richard Kozul-Wright (eds), Transforming economies: making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development, Geneva: International Labour Office, 355-378

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces