Newly Established Research Center to Assist Gov’t Development Goals

An Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) to engage in undertaking policy oriented research inside the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) as an input for policy makers, was officially launched last Monday February 23, 2015.

The center was established in partnership between the EDRI, Environment for Development Initiative (EfD) and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It will be built upon EDRI’s long-running collaboration with EfD in Environmental Economics research.

The establishment of the center was initiated more than a year ago within EDRI with the main aim of helping attain the target of the government of reaching middle income country status by 2025 in a green and climate resilient way by providing research based findings, according to Haileselassie Medhin, (PhD) coordinator of establishment process of the center and researcher at EDRI.

ECRC’s core functions include undertaking policy-oriented research on the economics of climate and environment in Ethiopia, conducting real-time impact evaluation of the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy’s implementation process, and serving as an interaction hub for research and policy, according to the statement from the center.

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