ESSP Updates


The case for industrial policy and its application in the Ethiopian cut flower sector. EDRI WP 12

ESSP continues to improve the policy-making process by helping to strengthen capacity in research through its partners . Through such initiatives, a series of Working Papers has been produced by EDRI, the latest describing the evolution and status of the flower industry in Ethiopia. This working paper examines the challenges of maintaining this international enterprise. >> Read more

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Household perception and demand for better land rights protection in the era of agricultural transformation in Ethiopia

Using data from the 2013 Agricultural growth program (AGP) survey of 7500 households from Ethiopia, this presentation at EDRI held on 15th April 2015, explores factors associated with demand for 2nd level land certification (SLLC). The 1st land certification program relied on the use of general boundaries, with no inclusion of a map or any >> Read more


Implications of agricultural productivity growth for structural change and employment in Ethiopia

One common measure of structural change is the share of agriculture in total employment. Typically, as countries develop and per capita incomes rise, the share of agriculture in total employment falls. This presentation, held on 9th April 2015 at the ILRI Campus in Addis Ababa, shows recent research on this topic within Ethiopia, using survey >> Read more

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ESSP Newsletter January – March 2015

The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program would like to present its quarterly newsletter for the months January – March 2015. The newsletter summerizes: Upcoming events for the next three months; Recent Presentations made by IFPRI/ESSP researchers; Latest Publications publicized by the program during the last  three months; Policy Related Research; Capacity strengthening Activities >> Read more

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State-inducement versus self-initiation: A comparative study of micro and small enterprises in Ethiopia

Presented by Girum Abebe at EDRI on 3rd April. The promotion of micro and small enterprises has been a centerpiece of the Ethiopian government’s strategy to alleviate urban unemployment among the youth since 2004. Since this time, the government has created a business environment that is conducive to establishing and growing new MSEs. This research, >> Read more