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.

Violence affecting children and youth in Ethiopia: Insights from a qualitative study
Research Report
'Motherhood in Childhood': Generational Change in Ethiopia
Journal Article
Understanding Violence Affecting Children in Ethiopia: a Qualitative Study
Working paper
How does teenage marriage and motherhood affect the lives of young women in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam?
Working paper

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