Ethiopia Strategy Support Program

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program

The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) is a collaborative program undertaken by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). The objective of ESSP is to improve the policy-making process in Ethiopia. Increasing the capacity of Ethiopian institutions to undertake sound economic analysis that is linked to current issues and to improve public information and dialogue is a cornerstone to evidence-based policy making

In order to respond to Ethiopia’s growing development challenges, IFPRI
ESSP and its advisory committee identified four key activities:

  • Collaborative research with the Ethiopia Development Research Institute (EDRI), the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), and the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) with a focus on promoting poverty reduction and economic development in Ethiopia

  • Robust knowledge-management to contribute to policy dialogue, strategic priority setting, and evidence-based policy analysis.

  • Capacity strengthening and increased knowledge dissemination within the academic and policy research community.

  • Enhancing communications and institutional linkages between policy makers, policy analysts, civil society, and other policy and research actors through joint seminars and other dissemination events.

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ESSP Research Brochure559.57 KB