The EfD initiative is committed to produce high quality research and active international research interaction. This is achieved by creating an environment where discussions can take place openly, where research results can be constructively criticized, and where feedback is generated.
This workshop was organized by the Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia (EEPFE) in collaboration with Portland State University and the World Bank on the 10th of December 2012 at Desalegn Hotel, Addis Ababa.
PHD Scholarship Applications for Students pursuing studies in Environmental Economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) call for PhD scholarship
The Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) pleased to announce the Eleventh International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy which will be held between 18-20 July 2013 at the EEA Multi-purpose Building Conference Hall in Addis Ababa. EEPFE research fellows will be presenting on this conference.
Land reforms have played a central role in the political economy of many countries in the world and have been subject to massive disagreements between different political interest groups and ideologies. EfD funded project aims to draw lessons from land reforms in several African and Asian countries. The findings will be presented in a book edited by Professors Stein Holden and Keijiro Otsuko, entitled Land Tenure Reforms: Impacts on Poverty and Natural Resource Management. What Can We Learn?
The Environment for Development initiative arranged a Forest Tenure Impact Evaluation Workshop in connection to the World Bank’s annual conference on land and poverty in Washington D.C. on April 18-20, 2011. Recent developments in forest management institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania were reviewed during this workshop, and a potential impact evaluation program for forest tenure reform in East Africa was discussed. The workshop was held on Thursday April 21, 2011 and was open for all conference participants.
Centre for the Study of African Economies Conference 2011 on Economic Development in Africa was held at St Catherine's College, Oxford, 20-22 March 2011. Junior research fellow of EfD Ethiopia, Rahel Derbie, presented a paper on Fossil Fuel and Food Tax Incidence in Ethiopia.
The conference was organized by the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) on July 21-23, 2011 in Addis Ababa. EfD Ethiopia researchers and associates presented their papers on this conference.
The topic of the twentieth Research Seminar Series will be “Adoption and Impact Assessment of Improved Maize Varieties in Ethiopia” and it will be presented by Dr. Moti Jaleta at Addis Ababa University on May 10, 2013.
Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia (EEPFE) organized a workshop on 'Impacts and Profitability of Biofuels in Ethiopia' on September 14, 2012
EEPFE organized a half-day workshop on Climate Change and Agriculture in Ethiopia on July 9, 2012. Three papers were presented on this day by Dr. Salvatore Di Falco, Assistant Professor in Environment and Development at London School of Economics and Dr. Alemu Mekonnen, Assistant Professor of Economics at Addis Ababa University and Center Director and Senior Research Fellow at EEPFE.
This workshop, held on July 20, 2011, provided an informative session on current climate change scenarios in Africa generally and Ethiopia particularly while initiating a forum for discussion among invited stakeholders.
This national workshop is organized by Ministry of Agriculture under the theme "Responding to Climate Change - A Development Opportunity for Ethiopia".
Ethiopia´s strategy for green economy is on the right track- but lack of data is a problem for implementation
Some targets for Ethiopia´s Climate Resilient Green Economy are not delivered due to lack of data. This is one was one of the challenges brought up during the second conference on Ethiopia's Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE), held Sheraton, Addis Ababa on May 14-15.
The Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) of Ethiopia was launched on March 5, 2018 at Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the presence of high-level government officials, experts, researchers and other stakeholders from both government and non-governmental institutions.
With a blunt warning that “the bad guys can’t hide anymore because we’re seeing them from the sky,” Kitty van der Heijden, Deputy Director of the World Resources Institute, told the 11th Annual Meeting of the EfD Initiative how the data revolution can be used to hold powerful interests accountable when they misuse natural resources.
Making a change from working as a farmer to starting a small business is sometimes a good choice, but it works best if it’s a real choice instead of a response to poor conditions on the farm.
Clean and reliable energy is a “golden thread” in sustainable development, according to experts who gathered at the EfD Policy Day Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 26, 2017. Kicking off EfD’s 11th annual meeting, Policy Day brought together researchers and government officials to discuss the theme of “Carbon pricing and energy transition in developing countries.”
This year the EfD annual meeting will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from: October 27-30, 2017. It is hosted by the Environment and Climate Research Center (EfD - Ethiopia) and the EfD Secretariat. The EfD annual meeting is a forum to bring together researchers from all EfD centers and their collaborators. EfD would also like to attract key stakeholders for exchange of research ideas. Updates for participants will be displayed here.
Energy is arguably one of the major challenges in developing countries. Much research has been done on energy production, consumption and access, however energy reliability has been given less focus.
The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) is pleased to announce a special international meeting to be held January 26-28, 2018 at New York University-Abu Dhabi.
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) In Partnership with GIZ and the World Bank are calling for Fellowships for a PhD specialization Course on Land Economics and Governance (Jan 7- Feb 11, 2018).
This year’s EAERE conference served as platform to showcase EfD’s research efforts. Including special sessions dedicated to specific initiatives such as the collaborative program from Duke University, The Sustainable Energy Transition Initiative (SETI).
Duke welcomed over 70 scholars and practitioners from 15 countries for the second annual Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) Meeting, May 9-11, 2017.
On April 25th opened the first Annual Conference on Ethiopia’s Green Development Path. The aim of the annual conference is to create an effective forum for policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the latest knowledge on the challenges and opportunities of realizing Ethiopia’s climate resilient and green development agenda.
We are very pleased to announce that the second meeting of the Sustainable Energy TransitionsInitiative (SETI) will take place May 9-11 at Duke University (Durham, NC).
Duke Kunshan University is now accepting applications for the new international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program. The iMEP program is a two-year degree offered jointly by Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Nicholas School of the Environment. Students will study core courses in both environmental management and public policy at Duke Kunshan University (China) and Duke University (United States). We would really appreciate it if you could share this information with people who might be interested.
Two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) on Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries
On January 29th 2017 the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester (UK) will launch a sequence of two Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries, taught by Professor Dale Whittington and Dr Duncan Thomas.
Healthy forests in sub-Saharan Africa are an important source of wild pollinators, and thus support agricultural productivity and food security in the region, a conference in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, heard this November.
ECRC/EDRI and International Energy Agency (IEA) organized a joint workshop for the launch of the report “Boosting the Power Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa: China’s Involvement” on 20 September 2016.
Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) presented its five-year research plan and program to stakeholders at a consultative workshop in Addis Ababa.
The Environmental and Climate Research Centers (ECRC) based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) organized 5 days participatory stakeholder mapping workshop from 26 - 30 June 2017 in Wukro city, Ethiopia.
ECRC’s Yitatek Kelemu attended three weeks advanced training program on climate change - adaptation and mitigation from 19 November – 9 December 2016 at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) in Norrkoping, Sweden.
SETI (http://seti.duke.edu/) invites concept notes to seed collaborative research related to energy transitions. We particularly welcome proposals for work related to the SETI priority themes, including: Consequences of energy poverty, defined as a lack of reliable access to electricity and other modern fuels Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences Impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment) Policy levers and solutions to speed the energy transition; and analysis of their effectiveness Notable gaps in research on energy transitions
The Third International Conference on Sustainable Land and Watershed Management (SLWM3) was, held in Mek’elle in northern Ethiopia, which focused broadly on building resilience in the phace of climate uncertainty.
The Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) held a meeting from 23-25 September 2016 to review milestones and targets that were set for the last 6 month.
The effect of improved biomass cook-stoves on indoor air pollution and respiratory health in rural Ethiopia
The Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) organized a half-day research project launch workshop on “The effects of improved biomass cook-stoves on indoor air pollution and respiratory health in rural Ethiopia”.
The Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) held its Annual Review and Planning meeting from 3-5 July 2016 to review its annual work and plan for the coming year.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD, under construction on the Blue Nile near the Ethiopian-Sudanese border, is now approximately 50% complete. Initial filling will start this year and will begin in earnest in 2017.
On Thursday March 10, the Embassy attended the annual meeting with the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC). ECRC officially launched in February 2015 after a year-and-half of ground work. Norway signed an agreement with Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) in June 2015 to support the establishment of the research center.
Back to back with the of ECRCs consultative workshop on their proposed five-year research program, the EfD secretariat invited one representative from each EfD center to Addis Abeba for a policy research review workshop.
EfD Research Director, Dr. Yonas Alem represented the EfD initiative at the International Growth Center’s Energy and Growth conference held in London, Nov 12-13, 2015.
A workshop, titled ‘Sustainable energy transitions in low and middle-income countries: lessons for Ethiopia’ was held on June 1st to 3rd in Ethiopia to explore the potential for a new EfD research program on the drivers and impacts of energy transitions.
Effective kitchen stoves that use less firewood and emit fewer greenhouse gases are both cheap and available to the rural population in many developing countries. But the demand for the stove is low. From his field study in Ethiopia, economist Sied Hassen at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, draws the conclusion that the bargaining power in the household is the key for understanding the adoption of more effective stoves.
Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) is a new research center established in the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) in partnership with the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The new research center will support green and climate-resilient development in Ethiopia as a knowledge backstop.
"This very readable book on Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa looks at different countries’ strategies to use tenure innovations to manage forest resources. An especially interesting contribution is the comparison of China’s privatization of forest rights to the community-based forestry management approach in other developing countries," says Peter Berck, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy, S.J. Hall Professor of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
EEPFE's Center Director appointed as member of the Sustainable Land Management – Technical Committee of Ethiopia
EfD Ethiopia Center Director and Senior Research Fellow, Alemu Mekonnen(Ph.D), has been invited to be a member of the Sustainable Land Management Technical Committee (SLM TC) of the country.
EEPFE’s Center Director contributes on the Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV)
EEPFE’s Center Director and Senior Research Fellow, Alemu Mekonnen was invited to the Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV), held in Marrakech, Morocco from 8th to 10th October 2014.
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is a major new international initiative to analyse and communicate the economic benefits and costs of acting on climate change. The Commission’s work is being conducted by a global partnership of leading research institutes including the host of the EfD Center in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, as well as the Global Green Growth Institute.
EEPFE's Center Director and Senior Research Fellow, Alemu Mekonnen (Ph.D) was invited to present at an IPCC outreach event which was held on 18-19 August 2014 at UNCC, Addis Ababa. This was a workshop where IPCCs Fifth Assessment Report was presented and discussed while Ethiopians also made presentations on climate related issues on Ethiopia.