The Micro & Sectoral Development Research Centre aims to conduct rigorous policy-oriented research among others on the economics of small business and entrepreneurship development, productivity in different state and private sectors, undertake impact evaluation of Ethiopia’s different sectorial business projects-related interventions, provide evidence-based policy advice, compile and disseminate knowledge and data, serve as a research-policy interaction hub, and contribute to capacity building The center was officially established in 2000 and instituted as a special research center within the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI).