About Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that is on track to have met most of the MDG targets. In addition to an overall decline in poverty, access to services is improving and positive gains have been made in terms of access to education and health services, and in reducing child mortality and the prevalence of HIV and AIDS. However, the country is currently experiencing drought, with almost 3 million people needing food assistance in 2015. Economic growth is bringing expansion of infrastructure and improving access to services such as health and education. However, there are signs that inequalities are beginning to widen, particularly between urban and rural areas. Visit the Young Lives Ethiopia website to learn more.  

Our research

Our study sites in Ethiopia are spread across 5 regions – Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Tigray and Addis Ababa. Our findings on health and nutrition are providing a positive message of the potential of catch-up growth for malnourished children, and the Government has recently set up a school-feeding programme. The unique dual cohort design of Young Lives means that we are in a good position to provide evidence on quality of education  throughout the school system, and we are providing support to Government as it considers how best to implement its ambitious plans for expanding early learning. Research with our Older Cohort shows the importance of expanding education and employment opportunities for young people.

Survey Design and Sampling: Round 5 in Ethiopia
Country report
Scaling-up Early Learning as a Sustainable Development Priority: A Case Study of Ethiopia
Book / chapter
Assessing Children’s Learning Outcomes: A Comparison of two cohorts from Young Lives Ethiopia
Journal Article
Young Lives School Surveys 2016-17: Ethiopia Country Report
Country report

11 hours 26 min ago RT : Hear how poverty exacerbated gender inequality for Harika https://t.co/ddPCJUnk39 and how to stop it:… https://t.co/edOrmaGks6
12 hours 22 min ago This week we're at exploring how best to empower girls, particularly the poorest, those living in ru… https://t.co/IApIWhG6Ra
12 hours 25 min ago RT : Thanks so much from and to Dr Abdul Alim of for his talk on… https://t.co/SXqPquV3Ih

Research Countries