Ethiopian Economic Association / Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)

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Ray Witlin - World Bank
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Established: 
Food & Agriculture
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Assefa Admassie
Executive Director
Our long-term vision to become Africa’s premier economic association, renowned for its excellence in membership services, economic policy research, and training capitalizes on our past achievements. EEA/EEPRI will continue to provide high-quality professional policy advice to various stakeholders through objective policy research and analysis and other interventions.

The Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEPRI) is the research, training, and publication wing of the Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA), a non-profit institution. EEPRI was the first independent economic policy research institution established in Ethiopia. The Institute’s objectives include strengthening research capacity, collecting and compiling macroeconomic and sectoral data, and providing information and analysis on economic policy matters. The Institute also strives to improve the policy environment through informed public debate and enhanced public participation in policy issues.

EEA/EEPRI’s research emphasizes overall social and economic development and the alleviation of poverty in Ethiopian society. EEA/EEPRI’s combined research areas include growth, finance, trade, industrialization, agricultural development, health, education, poverty, food security, and climate change.

EEA/EEPRI collaborates with numerous Ethiopian governmental and non-governmental organizations, including ministries and regional government bureaus. It also works with the private sector, including chambers of commerce, national and international universities, multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, and bilateral development partners. EEA/EEPRI also sits on several standing and technical committees managed by governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Research Areas: 
human development
financial sector