CidbiG (soon to be launched foundation/think tank that will be working on issues of economic liberty) After seeing huge differences in economic and civic liberty, Abdella M. Oumer decided to start a policy research foundation (think tank) that works in promoting economic liberty in Africa in general and Ethiopia in particular. Over the past 10 years, Abdella participated in several international research conferences, seminars and workshops on four continents namely, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Abdella also worked as a university instructor and lecturer at Haramaya University, Ethiopia and as a teacher at the University of Groningen. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.