Our research and consultancy services are vastly trustworthy and we are deeply involved with governmental, nongovernmental, bilateral, and multilateral organizations, so much so that they trust us to carry out public policy formulation and analysis which are highly sensitive and require painstaking effort. Thanks to our highly educated and well-experienced experts and partners, we have always been providing unmatched policy formulation and analysis services in various fields of study. Among the projects we undertook, the following could give you a picture of our mastery:
  • 1. New ICT Policy for General Education, Ministry of Education.

    The main objective of the study is to establish a national ICT Policy for Education, develop a related national implementation strategy and raise awareness of the ICT in Education Policy among all relevant stakeholders

  • 2. Revenue Generation Strategies for Developing Regional States (DRS) in Ethiopia, DRS-UN-JP Coordination Secretariat.

    The objective of this consultancy was to develop strategies for strengthening local revenue systems, generation and management capacities of DRS (Developing Regional States) to mobilize revenue to finance development programs. The  study  reviewed  the  current  legislative  and  policy  architecture regulating  revenue  generation  and  collection  by  regional  states; undertake   tax   revenue   gap analysis for each items of revenue comprising the estimated potential and the revenue actually collected; indicating  the  gap  between  current  collection  and  revenue  potential  in  each  woreda  and regional  level  and  propose  future  action  to  exploit  the  buoyant    The  study  had  also identified major constraints and limitations in the current administration efforts and suggested possible   intervention  measures  to  be  taken;  developed  forecasting  models  with  options  and  thus projected the tax revenue potential for the next 5/five years; reviewed the regional and/or woredas tax administration  organizational   management,   office   facilities,   human  resource   availability   and competency to efficiently accomplish the mandated objectives.

    • Strengthening linkage between Health Posts and Health Facilities and
    • Strengthening measures to prevent malnutrition in children and pregnant/lactation women by HEWs
  • 3. Revision of Strategic Plan for Community Care Structures and Developing Guidelines with Action Plans for Strengthening CCS in Line with National Social Protection Policy, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA).

    The objectives of this work package were: to conduct situational analysis on community care structures in five regions; revision of the Draft Framework for Community Care Structures; develop Implementation Guideline for CCCs, and develop a capacity-strengthening action plan for CCCs. This assignment involved a holistic view of CCCs program, looking at each essential element. Thus the study looked at the different programs run by community care structures, including: cash transfer, Social Insurance system and promotion, accessibility of fair and quality healthcare, education and social welfare services, legal protection and support for citizens exposed to violence and oppression, public work programs, and safety net and other programmes.

  • 4. Evaluation of the UNICEF/MOWCYA Adolescent/Youth Development Program, (2007 – 2011), UNICEF Ethiopia.

    The main purpose of this evaluation project was to assess the overall impact, effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and sustainability of the ‘UNICEF-Ethiopian Adolescent/Youth Development Program (2007-2011) so as to provide UNICEF and the Government of Ethiopia-MOWCYA and forward appropriate policy directions and tools for further strengthening the program. To best achieve the evaluation work, a collection of high-quality data was given priority. In line with this, the study team gave due emphasis to methodological rigors and close expert supervision during data collection, processing, and write-up.  Data were collected via a structured questionnaire at the household level, through mediators in a focus group discussion and checklist for in-depth interviews with key informants.  The evaluation was conducted in the Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, SNNPR, Afar, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa regions and city administrations.

  • 5. Qualitative research on employment of rural migrants in urban areas in Ethiopia, World Bank

    This assignment is a qualitative study to be conducted in the five regions of the country, namely Addis Ababa, Amhara, Tigray, Oromia and Southern Nations Nationalities People Region (SNNPR). Data will be collected through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with young rural-urban migrants. The study team will also develop a precise discussion guide that will be used by the field team. Moreover, in order to create a clear and common understanding among the field team, the lead researchers will provide intensive training on the objective of the study and the concepts behind the discussion points. More specifically, the firm was responsible for

    • Inception report documentation
    • Field staff training and pilot test
    • Translation and transcription
    • Data collection, analysis and interpretation
    • Conducting validation workshop
    • Final report documentation
  • 6. Qualitative Research Study on Rural Youth Employment in Ethiopia, World Bank

    The main objective of the study is to find out answers to the following questions: (1) what are the aspirations of the rural youth with respect to their professional trajectory, (2) what are the opportunities available to the rural youth, both locally and elsewhere through migration, (3) are the opportunities available commensurate with the aspiration, (4) what obstacles and barriers prevent the rural youth from achieving their objectives, and (5) how can existing obstacles be alleviated, to facilitate the mobilization of the rural youth? The scope of the work is expected to cover at least 64 focus group discussions and 64 semi-structured interviews of the rural youth in the four major regions of the country (Oromia, Amhara, Tigray, and SNNPR). Within each region, four woredas will be selected and within each woreda, two Kebeles will be chosen. During sampling of Kebeles, it is expected to consider both remote and well-connected Kebeles. Participants in the focus group discussion and semi-structured interviews will be selected based on their literacy level, ownership of land, family background and their access to information. This will enable one to obtain a balanced view of the factors that may affect employment pathway of the rural youth.

  • 7. Support UNICEF and MoLSA in Annual Social Protection Sector Review and Development of Costed Social Protection Action Plans for Five Regions and Two City Administrations (Addis Ababa, Afar, Benishangul, Dire Dewa, Gambella, Harari and Somali) for UNICEF Ethiopia:

    The purpose of the consultancy assignment is in two-fold. The first component of the assignment is to review the implementation of the Annual Social Protection Sector Plans for the four regions of Ethiopia (Tigray, Oromiya, SNNPR, and Amhara). In the second component of the assignment, the primary task will be the preparation of costed social protection action plans for the remaining five regions and two city administrations (Addis Ababa, Afar, Benishangul, Dire Dewa, Gambella, Harari, and Somali).

  • 8. Baseline survey of the UNICEF - UNFPA joint programme (JP) phase III on HIV prevention, sexual reproductive health and violence response among most-at-risk adolescents and youth in Ethiopia for UNFPA Ethiopia:

    The objective of baseline survey is to generate benchmark information in which the program implementation basis on to reach and enhance the Knowledge and skills; and to provide services and opportunities for most at-risk adolescents and youths to help them make a successful transition to adulthood ensuring their rights are protected, respected and fulfilled. The technical approach of the baseline survey seeks to address the objectives of the survey that would in turn be in line with thematic areas discussed in the above framework and would be conducted based on the following key approaches. The baseline study covered six regions and one city administration: Afar, Amhara, Gambella, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray regional States and Addis Ababa. Within the selected regions/city administration, 20 hotspot urban woredas were selected. The baseline survey conducted focusing on most vulnerable adolescents and youth aged 10-24 years who are living or working on the streets, adolescents living with HIV, domestic workers, Sex Workers (CSW), Adolescents with disability, seasonal workers, and youths working in or close to enterprises.