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  • Project

    Assisting Job Search in Low-Employment Communities

    In Africa, where young people often struggle to find good jobs, the cost of searching for jobs and lack of information can prevent businesses from matching up successfully with young job-seekers. A randomised evaluation of two job-search programmes for young people in Addis Ababa aimed to address this problem. Findings suggest that young job-seekers who attend...

    5 Sep 2014 | Simon Quinn, Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin

  • Project

    Measuring productivity in multi-product firms

    New IGC study will collect data on productivity in ready-made garment factories across the world Information will be compared against international standards to accurately compare factories in ten countries (including five IGC partner countries) Will be the most comprehensive data ever collected Sustained increases in income are not possible without...

    4 Sep 2014 | Christopher Woodruff, Rocco Macchiavello

  • Project

    Drought and informal insurance groups: A randomised intervention of index-based rainfall insurance in rural Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian economy is still predominantly dependent on rain-fed agriculture. Drought is a common occurrence, and financial markets, especially those offering insurance, are underdeveloped. The costs of such uninsured risk are high, from immediate welfare losses for farmers to the discouragement of innovation and investment in modern technologies. Crop insurance is one...

    4 Sep 2014 | Stefan Dercon, Ingo Outes-Leon, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Tassew Woldehanna, Daniel Clarke, Ruth Vargas Hill

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Road Infrastructure and Enterprise Development in Ethiopia (Working Paper)

    3 Sep 2014 | Admasu Shiferaw, Måns Söderbom, Eyerusalem Siba, Getnet Alemu

  • Country


    IGC Ethiopia produces high quality, independent research to support the development of economic policy in Ethiopia. Our current focus areas are industrial development, urbanisation, agricultural development, youth employment, and state effectiveness.

    4 Aug 2014

  • Event

    IGC Ethiopia Growth Event

    IGC Ethiopia held a growth event in conjunction with the 19th African Econometric Society’s Annual Economics Conference, hosted by the Ethiopian Economics Association in Addis Ababa. Chaired by Dr. Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse (Country Director), IGC Ethiopia Lead Academics Professor Douglas Gollin and Dr. Pramila Krishnan each presented recent research to an audience of...

    16–18 July 2014

  • Blog post

    Neighbours and extension Agents in Ethiopia: Who matters more for technology diffusion?

    Improving agricultural productivity is seen as vital to economic growth in poor countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where productivity growth has lagged behind that of other continents. The focus has therefore been on new technologies, particularly the adoption and diffusion of improved seed varieties and the increased use of fertiliser, supported by investments...

    3 Jan 2014 | Pramila Krishnan, Manasa Patnam

  • Blog post

    Ethiopia’s youth and their labour market prospects

    The transition from education to employment often presents challenges for the youth in many countries, culminating in rates of youth unemployment that are habitually higher than the unemployment rate for adults. High youth unemployment is likely to have adverse social and economic consequences for an economy, with a large proportion of the young population unable to engage...

    9 Dec 2013 | Nzinga Broussard, Tsegay Gebrekidan Tekleselassie

  • Blog post

    Road networks and enterprise performance in Ethiopia: Evidence from the road sector development programme

    Poor infrastructure and high transport costs are among the major constraining factors for Africa’s global competitiveness and economic growth (World Bank 2009, Bloom and Sachs 1998). Transport costs in Africa are indeed among the highest in the developing world. Recently, many African countries have begun to address this problem through large-scale investment programmes...

    8 Dec 2013 | Admasu Shiferaw, Måns Söderbom, Eyerusalem Siba, Getnet Alemu

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Ethiopia (Working Paper)

    1 Feb 2013 | Pramila Krishnan, Irina Shaorshadze