Synopsis: How should rural financial cooperatives be best organized? Evidence from Ethiopia

ESSP Research Note 66: by Kibrom A. Abay, Bethelhem Koru, Gashaw Tadesse Abate, and Guush Berhane . Synopsis of Working Paper 100. Abstract: What is the optimal size and composition of rural financial cooperatives (RFCs)?

Synopsis: An assessment of the livestock economy in mixed crop-livestock production systems in Ethiopia

ESSP Research Note 65: by Asfaw Negassa, Fantu Bachewe, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, and Mekdim Dereje. Synopsis of Working Paper 101. Abstract: The livestock sub-sector has contributed little to the remarkable economic growth recorded in Ethiopia in the last decade.

Synopsis: The impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme on the nutritional status of children: 2008 – 2012

ESSP Research Note 64: by Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, and Neha Kumar. Synopsis of Working Paper 99. Abstract:Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) is a large-scale social protection intervention

Synopsis: Food processing, transformation and job creation

ESSP Research Note 63: by Bart Minten, Thomas Assefa, Girum Abebe, Ermias Engida, and Seneshaw Tamru. Synopsis of Working Paper 96. Abstract: Given the importance of agriculture in developing economies, food processing industries often dominate employment and value addition in the industrial sector in these settings.