Stage 3: 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.

A team of four Mokoro researchers, with 18 national researchers, undertook research for WIDE3 which builds on the extensive quantitative and qualitative research produced since 1995 in the same villages (WIDE1 and WIDE2).

This final stage (WIDE3) follows on from the first stage, completed in August 2010, when six of the twenty sites were looked at, and stage 2 in 2011, where a further eight food insecure communities were looked at. The last six communities, which all have agricultural potential, will be covered in this third stage.

The people behind the project

Principal Consultant

Pip Bevan, Anthea Gordon, Alula Pankhurst