Augmenting Economic Governance in Ethiopia (AEGE)

                                                                                                                                                  

  1.  EEA’s Institutional Profile

The Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) is a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent research and membership organization, established under the Ethiopian law in 1992. Since its formation EEA has strived to: a) provide its members a platform of network, experiential learning, and access to current information; b) generate evidence-based analysis on an evolving social, economic and environment realities of Ethiopia so that policymakers, practitioners, business community, researchers, development partners and the general public are informed; c) contribute to frontier and emergent economic thinking relevant to the Ethiopian context and to advanced research methodologies, academic rigor, and development processes.

Vision: EEA aspires to become a premier professional association serving as a center of excellence regionally and internationally for providing unconstrained and evidence-based economic policy research and analysis.

Mission: To provide a platform for networking, information and learning; to inform and influence evidence-based policymaking; to offer prioritized training; and to contribute to the advancement of the discipline of economics.

  1. General Information
  • Project title: Augmenting Economic Governance in Ethiopia (AEGE)
  • Funding organization: European Union (EU), Civil Society Fund (CSF) III
  • Duration of the project: 24 months (19 February 2021 to 18 February 2023)
  • Amount of grant: € 292,631
  1. Project Staff
  • Technical staff
    • Degye Goshu (30%), Program manager
    • Demirew Getachew (100%), Project coordinator
    • Dawit Teshale (15%), Partnership and communication officer
  • Administrative staff
    • Woubshet Amerga (20%), Finance and administration head
    • Accountant (100%)
  1. Project Objectives

The overall objective of this project is to enhance evidence-based socio-economic policy making and good governance in Ethiopia by conducting economic research on topical issues selected based on their relevance to serve as an input to the policy formulating process during the high time when Ethiopia is poised to undertake policy reforms. In addition, organizing different types of discussion forums to deliberate on key socio-economic issues that can bring together diverse groups of the society including policy makers, CSOs, private sector, academia, media, donor communities etc., is believed to contribute in promoting the socio-economic policy making process of the country.

 The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. To generate scientific evidence for informed socio-economic policy making;
  2. To build capacity of stakeholders in designing and implementing socio-economic policies and interventions; and
  3. Engage stakeholders in selected thematic arras of socioeconomic issues for improved and participatory economic policy making.

4.1. Research themes

  • Land Issues in Ethiopia: Trends, Constraints and Policy Options
  • Agricultural Finance and Insurance in Ethiopia: Challenges and Policy Options
  • Liberalizing Financial Sector in Ethiopia: Constraints, Consequences and Policy Issues
  • Green Legacy Initiative for Sustainable Economic Development in Ethiopia
  • Private Sector Development in Ethiopia: Trends, Challenges, and Policy Issues:
  • Agriculture-Industry Linkages for Employment and Economic Transformation in Ethiopia

4.2. Training themes

  • Policy Analysis, Development, and Implementation
  • Welfare Analysis with DASP (Distributive Analysis Stata Package)
  • Environmental Impact and Sustainability Analysis
  • Proposal and Report Writing and Data Management.

4.3. Policy dialogue forums

  • Land Issues in Ethiopia
  • Agricultural Finance and Insurance
  • Financial Liberalization
  • Green Legacy Initiative
  • Private Sector Development
  • Agriculture-Industry Linkages

5. Project Outputs and Outcomes

The above objectives translate in to an impact statement of “Evidence-Based Socio-Economic Policy Making and Good Governance in Ethiopia is Enhanced” and outcome statements of:

  1. Increased scientific evidence for informed socio-economic policy making,
  2. Strengthened capacities of stakeholders; and
  3. Increased engagement of stakeholders and the general public in policy dialogue.

The expected outcomes, outputs and activit4s are summarized in the following intervention logic indicated by the following figure

Intervention logic

Call for Individual Consultancy

The Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) is undertaking a project titled Augmenting Economic Governance in Ethiopia (AEGE). The project is financed by the Civil Society Fund (CSF) III of the European Union (EU). The specific objectives of the project are to (a) generate scientific evidence for informed socio-economic policy making; (b) strengthen the capacity of stakeholders in designing and implementing socio-economic policies and interventions; and (c) engage stakeholders in selected thematic arras of socioeconomic issues for improved and participatory economic policy making in Ethiopia.
Under this project, the EEA plans to invite qualified individual consultants that can undertake research and produce publishable quality manuscripts and/or offer applied trainings with standard training modules. The research findings shall be presented on policy dialogue forums. There are six activities of research and four five-day training workshops, a total of 10 project activities for application. Candidates are allowed to select a maximum of one research and one training activity for application. 

Interested applicants should submit their concept notes (maximum five pages), detailed CV’s, and other relevant credentials. Female applicants are highly encouraged. The concept note shall briefly and clearly describe the project activity selected. Applications shall be accepted on or before 30 April, 2021 over email only: info@eea-et.org, or membersservice@eea-et.org 
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 15 May 2021.

You can download the TOR here:

TOR_Research

TORs_Training

Project Highlight

Project titleAugmenting Economic Governance in Ethiopia (AEGE)
Funding organizationEuropean Union (EU), Civil Society Fund (CSF) III
Lead applicant/granteeEthiopia Economics Association (EEA)