IFPRI has released the public use version of the latest round of the Ethiopia Rural Household Survey (ERHS) today at the Ethiopian Economics Association International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy. The ERHS is a collaborative effort of researchers at IFPRI, the School of Economics of Addis Ababa University, and Oxford University.
The ERHS has collected household information about food consumption, assets, and incomes from rural villagers in Ethiopia since 1989. The latest round, fielded in 2009, comes just after the 2008 food crisis struck Ethiopia. Households in 18 villages provided information on agriculture and livestock, food consumption, health, women’s activities, and access to the Productive Safety Net Programme. Researchers also collected community level data on electricity and water, sewage and toilet facilities, health services, education, NGO activity, migration, wages, and agricultural production and marketing.