The IGC Ethiopia Country Programme was established in 2010, and continues to build on a successful partnership with the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) to provide policy advice to Ethiopian policymakers based on independent research of the highest quality.

The country programme’s demand-led approach is driven by active consultations at all stages of the research process with local policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders, including think tanks, international organisations and the private sector. For the coming year, key research themes of the country programme are industrial development, urbanisation, agricultural development, youth employment and state effectiveness.

In addition to conducting frontier policy-related research, IGC Ethiopia continues to undertake initiatives to promote collaboration with local researchers. This includes joint sponsorship of a Small Grants Scheme for junior researchers with the Ethiopian Economics Association.