Ethiopian Development Research Institute

Research

Conduct high quality economic research and policy analysis

Knowledge

Knowledge dissemination, exchange & dialogue platform

Capacity

Build professional competence and capacity of institutions

Consultancy

Policy & research analysis

Who We Are

The Ethiopian Development Research Institute is a semi-autonomous research think-tank engaged in:

  • Economic research and policy analysis
  • Bridging research and policy
  • Capacity
  • Knowledge dissemination and exchange and Consultancy

Establishment and Mission

EDRI was established in August 1999 by the Ethiopian government with the mission to:

  • Conduct rigorous research and policy analysis that provide knowledge-based inputs to policy making and policy implementations, and
  • Disseminate its research outputs and findings to the policy and research community, academia, the development community and other stakeholders.

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of EDRI are to:

  • Conduct high quality and objective economic research and policy analysis
  • Disseminate research outputs and results
  • Build professional competence and capacity of Ethiopian research and beneficiary institutions in economic policy analysis and research
  • Respond to research and policy needs of the government and the economy from short to medium and long-term perspectives
  • Serve as an effective platform for knowledge dissemination, exchange and dialogue

Our Principles

In seeking to achieve its objectives and goals, EDRI is guided by the following principles:

  • To the extent possible, research engagement is need-based and responsive
  • It aims to undertake research in a scientific mindset,
  • EDRI carries out its activities in partnership with diverse national and international partners and stakeholders to ensure quality and relevance and strengthens national capacity
  • EDRI and its partners strive to work in close collaboration with stakeholders at national and regional levels in identifying research areas and disseminating research results

EDRI's Management

Mekonnen Manyazewal

Mekonnen Manyazewal

Executive Director EDRI

Newai Gebre-ab

Newai Gebre-ab

Gebrehiwot Ageba

Gebrehiwot Ageba

Director of Programs, EDRI

EDRI’s Technical Advisory Committee

EDRI’s Technical Advisory Committee

EDRI’s Technical Advisory Committee

Andualem T. Mengistu

Andualem T. Mengistu

Associate Research Fellow, EDRI

Haileselassie Medhin

Haileselassie Medhin

Center Director, ECRC

Girum Abebe

Girum Abebe

Associate Research Fellow, EDRI

Tadesse Kuma

Tadesse Kuma

Research Fellow