This new series describes the outcome and lasting impact ESSP training and research has had on capacity strengthening and policy-making respectively. Through ESSP’s work and positive contribution to change, people’s lives are being impacted by varying degrees.
ESSP has helped increase the skill levels in economic modeling of many researchers at universities across Ethiopia and in government offices. As advisors and mentors, ESSP’s Ermias Engida and Seneshaw Tamru structured training interventions to enable students and economic experts to embed knowledge
Important changes are happening in agricultural markets worldwide. The rapid growth of cities and the emergence of an urban middle class are transforming food systems, and in particular, the food processing industry. In Ethiopia, this industry employs 1 million people,
The Endline Report on ‘Evaluation of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme, Tigray Region, Ethiopia’ of IFPRI has been awarded as one of the top 12 researches conducted globally by UNICEF. The UNICEF Innocenti Research Center has released this year's Best of UNICEF Research 2016 publication that features the top 12 pieces of research commissioned >> Read more
The ‘Stories of Change in Nutrition’ research project aims to generate experiential learning for countries with high burdens of malnutrition to start to fill gaps in our understanding of how policies to address nutrition are made and how these policies play out in implementation in particular contexts. This brief focuses on three overlapping ‘Stories of >> Read more
The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) is a collaborative program undertaken by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). The objective of ESSP is to help improve the policy-making process in Ethiopia. Increasing the capacity of Ethiopian institutions to undertake sound economic analysis that is linked to current issues, and improving public information and dialogue, create a cornerstone to evidence-based policy making. Read More