Helping to make programs nutrition sensitive

The Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) is one of the largest social protection programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. IFPRI and ESSP have been working on the PSNP with the government and its development partners since 2006 as the external independent programme evaluator. As part of this collaboration, IFPRI and ESSP have worked with >> Read more

Supporting the Ethiopian Economics Association

ESSP has supported the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) to further embed its purpose as a collective body that contributes to economic research and development. Through this collaboration, ESSP has helped to forge stronger links with multiple stakeholders including EEA’s members, local and international researchers, policy makers, and local and international development partners. Through the annual >> Read more

Building capacity for collecting better quality data

The Central Statistical Agency (CSA) plays a critical role in collecting data for surveys which are used in ESSP’s research activities. To achieve quality and efficiency in data collection processes, ESSP has supported CSA in training trainers and supervising computer training to provide data capture skills using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI). ESSP set up >> Read more

The right fertilizer for Ethiopia’s soils

ESSP’s efforts to build capacity and disseminate knowledge in areas that are critical to development, are manifested in the soil mapping program – the Ethiopian Soil Information System (EthioSIS) - driven by the Ethiopian government. ESSP seconded Hailu Shiferaw, a GIS expert, to work with the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) and the Ministry of Agriculture >> Read more