Collaborations and other issues

Funding Source and External Engagement

  1. Bahir Dar University Regular Research Budget
  2. National Partners
    1. Amhara regional bureaus
    2. Federal government ministries
    3. Local and International NGOs,
    4. UN-Agencies
    5. Private sectors-Trade and Sectoral Associations
  3. International Partners
    1. International Universities
    2. International Research Centers and Institutes
    3. Research Foundations


Research Capacity

  1. Man power
    1. PhD holders and Assistant Professors (Full time in IER primarily from CoBE and CoAES) (23)
    2. PhD Holders and Assistant Professors of various colleges in BDU (Par-time in IER)
    3. Visiting Professors from Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) (3)
    4. Visiting Professor from abroad (5)
    5. PhD holders & Senior practitioners in various partner organizations with which BDU signs MoU and IER works as partner
    6. Research Assistants (Statistician, Data Collectors & Encoders, & Supervisors)
    7. Admin staff (office assistance members)
  2. Research Infrastructure
    1. Well furnished offices with fast internet connections
    2. Access to economic & related databases
    3. Access to well known journal publishers
    4. Library & computer labs;
    5. Conference & seminar rooms

Other activities

  • Public lecture: stated choice models
  • Training: Impact Evaluation and Choice Modeling
  • Regional workshops: Rural and Urban Poverty papers. Other papers are upcoming.

Publications & Conferences in the near future

  • 6 accredited journal articles
  • 6 regional workshops
  • 1 international conference
  • Numerous Public lectures
  • A comprehensive Book on “Poverty in Amhara Region”

Collaboration Needs

  • Establishing partnership (MoU) for research and community service
    • Setting regional Poverty Research Agenda
    • Developing and Funding Joint Regional research projects
    • Knowledge Management
      • Documentation and Sharing of good practices
      • Research and policy briefings, action plans