Improvements in living conditions in Ethiopia between 2000 and 2016: Evidence from Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey data

This research shows how basic living conditions have improved markedly since 2000, albeit somewhat unevenly, with urban areas witnessing the greatest improvements.

ESSP Newsletter July – September 2017

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) is pleased to present you its quarterly newsletter for the months of July - September 2017. The newsletter highlights the program's policy related research on ‘Fair trade but not fair price for coffee farmers in Ethiopia'; the ‘15th international conference on the Ethiopian economy

Complementarities between social protection and health care policies: Evidence from the Productive Safety Net Program in Ethiopia

A presentation on  "Complementarities between social protection and health care policies: Evidence from the Productive Safety Net Program in Ethiopia" was given by Kalle Hirvonen

Fair Trade but not fair price for coffee farmers in Ethiopia

Global trade in Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) such as Fair Trade and Organic certified coffee has seen remarkable growth, especially over the past decade. But in Ethiopia the benefits for small coffee farmers haven’t been as significant as may be widely perceived.

Ethiopia’s coffee farmers struggle to realize benefits from international markets

Coffee is one of the most important globally traded agricultural commodities, with consumption occurring mostly in developed countries and production in developing ones. Ethiopia is the biggest exporter of coffee in Africa,

Will sustainable land management mitigate Ethiopia’s land degradation challenges?

Over the last twenty years, the Ethiopian government and a variety of development partners have promoted sustainable land management (SLM) programs to address the threat of land degradation.

Identifying priority value-chains in Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 110, by Rui Benfica and James Thurlow.  Abstract: This paper uses an economy-wide model to identify agricultural activities and value-chains in Ethiopia whose expansion would be most effective at generating economic growth,

Shocks, social protection, and resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 109, by Erwin Knippenberg and John F. Hoddinott. Abstract:The malign effect of shocks has long been a concern within economics, partly because they result in transitory welfare losses and partly because they may have persistent effects.

Social protection – key to drought resilience?

ESSP's Guush Berhane was part of a panel discussion organized by German Development Institute (GDI/DIE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)in Bonn/Germany on May 31st, 2017

Shocks, social protection and resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia

A presentation on  "Shocks, social protection and resilience: Evidence from Ethiopia" was given by Erwin Knippenberg (co-authored by John Hoddinott) of Cornell University