Linking Macro Development Policies to Child Poverty in Ethiopia's Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2006-2010)

Globalization and trade liberalization are likely to have a major impact on the lives of poor children and their families. To date, however, few attempts have been made to differentiate the impact of shocks and social protection initiatives on different family members. Given that children comprise a significant proportion of the population, and that impacts on welfare and poverty status tend to have a long-term effect on their development, a child-sensitive perspective is warranted.

This project will build on the results of an earlier IDRC-supported project, "102447 Young Lives Research Project : Childhood Poverty in Ethiopia." The aim is to generate insights into the relationship between globalization, child poverty and social protection, plus recommendations for their management in the context of Ethiopia. A preliminary draft of the second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) - 2006-2010 suggests that the Ethiopian government is firmly committed to extending the existing social safety net. It is expected that the research will result in greater budget allocations to child welfare.

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Start Date

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

End Date

Monday, August 22, 2011


42 months

IDRC Officer

Okwi, Paul

Total funding

CA$ 413,100


Ethiopia, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Ato Bekele Tefera


Save the Children - UK

Institution Country

United Kingdom

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Project Leader

Tassew Woldehanna


Ethiopian Development Research Institute

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