We have managed various national and cross-country development program impact evaluations
in Africa with diverse policy goals.

Our Projects

Zerihun Associates and Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) Evaluates the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Ethiopia's Health Sector
Support for the Poorest

Zerihun Associates in collaboration with the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) - a not-for-profit independent research institute based in Cape Town evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of Ethiopia's health sector support for the poorest. The overall purpose of the study is to carry out a social and financial assessment of the impact of the health sector programme on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Ethiopia. That is, the study assesses the extent to which resources reach the most disadvantage groups, regions and woredas of the country. The project will consider the equitable allocation of public resources and service delivery among regions, income groups, and rural and urban locations.

Zerihun Associates evaluates CARE Canada's Power Africa Project

CARE Canada’s POWER Africa project aims to increase financial inclusion in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Rwanda through the VSLA approach while also creating a platform for sharing lessons learned within and between the 4 target countries. The CARE model is based on VSLA as a means to not only provide access to valuable financial services, but to provide a pathway for formal financial inclusion. VSLA builds the financial skills and assets of participating households by providing access to a safe, convenient place to save as well as small timely loans. Zerihun is evaluating the effectiveness of the three years (2014-2017) POWER Africa project in Ethiopia.

Associates at Zerihun Associates lead the following impact evaluations and surveys:

1. World Bank, Reference # 7150393 - Developed and implemented baseline data collection of an impact evaluation of adolescent development program in Tanzania.

2. Consult the World Bank and Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency with the Ethiopia Rural Socioeconomic Panel Survey (ERSS). Survey Instruments can be found here.

3. World Bank, Reference # 7149766 - Developed and implemented baseline data collection of an impact evaluation of the adolescent development program in Uganda. The impact evaluation followed randomized controlled trials (RCT) method to measure the effects of the intervention on the socioeconomic well-being of adolescent and their households.

4. World Bank, Reference #7150515 - Designed and implemented impact evaluation of World Food Programs (WFP) and BRAC's Food for Training and Income Generation Program in South Sudan. Read baseline report here.

5. World Bank, Reference #7150540 - Data cleaning and analysis consultancy of the Quantitative Service Delivery Survey (QSDS) and the Health Unit Management Survey in Tanzania. Read more

List of publications and reports our team produced:

Possession and Usage of Insecticidal Bed Nets among the People of Uganda: Is BRAC Uganda Health Programme Pursuing a Pro-Poor Path?

Food distribution, skill development, and financial services: An evaluation of BRAC South Sudan's FFTIG program

Addressing quality of education in Ethiopia primary schools: a micro-simulation model

Women's Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa

Social and economic empowerment of adolescent girls in Uganda and Tanzania: a randomized impact evaluation of BRAC ELA programme

Can basic entrepreneurship transform the economic lives of the poor?

Intention to participate in Adolescent Training Programs: Evidence from Uganda

Scaling Adolescent Empowerment Program: The BRAC Experience in Africa

A rapid assessment of Learning Centers in IDP camps of Northern Uganda.

Application of multiple rigorous methods in impact evaluation

Cutting edge in social performance measurement: Implementation of poverty scorecard in Uganda