Belay Hagos Hailu
Belay Hagos Hailu is an assistant professor of special needs education and educational psychology at Addis Ababa University. He is currently the director of the Institute of Educational Research at Addis Ababa University. His research areas of interest are educational assessment, early childhood education, gifted education, counseling school children, and child protection. Currently, he is a research team member of the National Education Road Map of Ethiopia (2016-2030); a research team member of the study on Early Learning Partnership in Ethiopia supported by the World Bank; a supervisor of the READ Community Outreach Evaluation Study in Ethiopia led by the University of Chicago – NORC (supported by USAID); and a team member of the research on Accelerated School Readiness (ASR) led by the American Institute for Research (in collaboration with UNICEF). He is also coordinating more than eighteen educational research projects run by the staff of the Institute of Educational Research at Addis Ababa University and has co-authored one book and published articles in peer reviewed journals.