The overall objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of ERDI to fulfill its mandate of providing policy advice to the Government of Ethiopia and other stakeholders, and thereby contributing to the achievement of the country’s Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to end Poverty, 2006-2010 (PASDEP). The specific objectives of the project are to: (i) Strengthen EDRI’s institutional and human capacity (ii) Provide policy options and raise public awareness on economic and development issues to the Government of Ethiopia and other stakeholders through research, and (iii) Establish and deepen the already existing networks and linkages with other national, regional and international development policy institutes.
The goal of the Economic Policy Management Program Mozambique (EMP-Mozambique) is to improve the performance of the public sector in the five African Lusophone countries in economic policy analysis, formulation and management. This goal will be reached through the following three specific objectives: (i) To build/strengthen the institutional and human capacity of the Faculty of Economics at Eduardo Mondlane University (ii) To train 120 economic policy managers of international standards from Lusophone African countries in economic policy management (iii) To network EPM-Mozambique with similar institutions in Africa and globally so that it can learn from others experiences.
The goal of the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) Project is to improve economic governance in Zambia. The immediate objectives of the ZIPAR Project are to: (i) establish a semi-autonomous economic policy and research institute, (ii) provide training to government officials, (iii) conduct research in areas of economic policy formulation and management, and (iv)Provide policy advice to government and promote policy dialogue with Zambia through dissemination workshops, conferences, and publications.
The goal of the project is to improve the policy making process in the agricultural sector in Eastern and Southern Africa. Specific Objectives are: (i) To train agricultural economists for agricultural policy analysis and economic management within universities, the public sector, the private sector and civil society (ii) To strengthen the capacities of collaborating institutions through staff development and knowledge sharing.