Stage 2: Long-term perspectives on development impacts in rural Ethiopia


World Bank, Ethiopia

WIDE (Wellbeing and Illbeing Dynamics in Ethiopia) is a three-stage longitudinal research study exploring how government policies and programmes from all sectors have been implemented since 2003 in twenty rural Ethiopian communities, and the impacts of these changes at the local level. WIDE aims to identify under what circumstances and why certain policies are, or are not, leading to sustainable development processes.

WIDE3 builds on extensive quantitative and qualitative research produced since 1995 in the same villages (WIDE1 and WIDE2). WIDE3 is a 3 stage research programme and this second stage followed on from the first, in which six of the twenty sites were looked at. Eight further communities are looked at for stage 2, which are all food insecure sites.

Stage 3 is planned for 2013 when the last six communities, which all have agricultural potential, will be covered.

The people behind the project

Principal Consultant

Alula Pankhurst, Pip Bevan