Social Policy Study Sector

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Dupty Director General 

Alebel Dessie 

socpol@psi.gov.et

+251 115 506 066

Social Policy Study Sector

The Social Policy Study Cluster (SPSC) at the FDRE Policy Studies Institute (PSI) broadly focuses on conducting policy relevant studies on issues of poverty, social welfare, human development, labour market, and gender issues. The cluster has three policy studies centres namely Poverty and Social Welfare Policy Studies Centre, Human Development and Labour Studies Centre, and Gender, Women and Youth Policy studies Centre.

The core functions of the SPSC include

  • Conduct academic and policy relevant studies on issues of poverty, social welfare; human development (such as education, health, and nutrition), labour market; and gender;
  • Conduct impact evaluation on social policy programs and interventions;
  • Generate and mobilize research fund;
  • Create forum for social policy dialogues;
  • Collaborate with national and international research and academic institutions;
  • Forge strong partnership with government ministries and agencies;
  • Contribute to national capacity building in the area of policy formulation and implementation.
  • Communicate and disseminate outputs through round table meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.

Study Centers

Poverty and Social Welfare Policy Study Centre

Human Development and Labour Studies Centre (HDLSC)

Children & Youth Affairs Policy Studies Centre

Center Coordinator

Center Coordinator

Alebel Bayru (PhD)
Lead Researcher
+251115506066
Center Coordinator

Center Coordinator

 Tsegay Gebrekidan (PhD)
Lead Researcher
hdlsc@psi.gov.et
+251115506066
Center Coordinator

Center Coordinator

Name (PhD)
Title
fpsc@psi.gov.et
+251115506066
Objective
Widespread poverty and inequality are the core development problems in Ethiopia. The Poverty and Social Welfare Policy Study Centre aims to contribute to addressing these development problems by conducting research and policy analysis that generate policy, strategies and institutional measures towards sustainably eradicating poverty and attaining low inequality in Ethiopia.

Broad areas of focus are poverty, inequality and social welfare related studies that:
  • Measure and understand the extent and magnitude of poverty and inequality in Ethiopia
  • Identify the challenges facing the poor to access opportunities and benefit from economic growth and/or poverty-oriented programs/interventions;
  • Identify vulnerable groups of the society, the nature and causes of vulnerability;
  • Identify policies, strategies and/or interventions to reduce the magnitude and extent of poverty and inequality and sustainably build the resilience of vulnerable groups of society;
ICore functions: The core functions of the center are:
  • Conduct research and policy analysis
  • Conduct impact evaluation on poverty oriented programs
  • Generate/mobilize research fund
  • Create forum for dialogues
  • Collaborate and work with partners of similar national and international institutions
  • Contribute to national capacity building in the area of policy - formulation and - making
  • Produce policy briefs, research reports, working papers and journal articles
  • Communicate and disseminate outputs through round table meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
The Human Development and Labour Studies Centre (HDLSC) is part of the Social Policy Study Cluster (SPSC) at the FDRE Policy Studies Institute (PSI). The centre broadly focuses on conducting policy-relevant studies on issues of human development, and labour market. Some of the key policy focus areas of the centre include education and training, health, child development, nutrition, decent employment, and labour productivity.
The core functions of the HDLSC include:
  • Conduct academic and policy relevant studies on issues of human development and labour studies (such as education, health, and nutrition), and labour market in Ethiopia.
  • Conduct impact evaluation on Human development and labour market programs and interventions;
  • Generate and mobilize research fund;
  • Create a forum for dialogues;
  • Collaborate with national and international research and academic institutions;
  • Forge a strong partnership with government ministries and agencies;
  • Contribute to national capacity building in the area of policy formulation and implementation.
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