The impact of research on weather index insurance

Weather risk remains a major challenge to households in low-income economies whose livelihoods depend on agriculture. With over 80% of the population involved in the agricultural sector, the cost of uninsured weather risk can be substantial both in terms of immediate production losses to households as well as hindering them from making critical investments that >> Read more

Impact evaluation training, Addis Ababa, November, 2014

In November 2014, IFPRI-ESSP will deliver impact evaluation training in Addis Ababa.  The workshop has been organized as part of IFPRI’s “3iE research project” on the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and child outcomes in Ethiopia. The purpose of the training is to explore best practices in impact evaluation methods and techniques, and improve the >> Read more

The impact of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) training

A CGE model describes a steady-state economy where supply is balanced with demand. It considers all existing economic variables and the impact of any changes, and in particular changes in policy reform.  A CGE has become a standard tool for economic analysis. For this reason, ESSP in association with EDRI, put effort into achieving a >> Read more

The impact of micro-econometrics training

One of the key activities outlined by IFPRI/ESSP is strengthening the capacity and knowledge dissemination within the academia and research community in the country. As part of this mission, ESSP organized short-term training in cooperation with national universities, research institutes and other organizations. Over the last three years in association with EDRI, ESSP has provided >> Read more