Our services include impact evaluation, process evaluation, market research, data collection, electronic survey programming,
data entry and management, data quality assurance, data analysis and reporting.

What We Do

What we do

Zerihun Associates is an African, but internationally focused consultancy and research firm operating from bases in Ethiopia and the US. Zerihun Associates was borne out of the desire to provide assistance towards economic and social development in Africa.

We provide expert advice and support to a range of African and International organizations in the Private, Public and Civil Society Sectors.

At Zerihun Associates academic rigor and policy relevance complement each other.

From survey design, power calculation, respondent sampling, interviewing techniques, quality control, data analysis, documentation and dissemination, Zerihun Associates' partners and associates have collaborated with the world's finest researchers to establish powerful best-practice techniques.

Our Mission

We want to be a center of excellence for high quality data and an efficient, resilient and sustainable organization with long lasting presence in Africa.

Our Experience

Zerihun Associates' research teams have designed and implemented various large-scale impact evaluations, exploiting a combination of econometrics identification techniques including but not limited to randomized control trials, propensity score matching, instrumental variables, and discontinuity regression.

Our portfolio includes:

- Combined 50+ years' experience of project implementation in Africa on a variety of thematic areas, including agriculture, health, education, gender, livelihoods, small and medium enterprises, economic development, and post-conflict recovery.

- High-quality research conducted for a variety of clients and policymakers, including the World Bank, the MasterCard Foundation, European Commission, JICA, CARE, UNICEF, as well as various Government Agencies in Africa.

- Combined 55+ years high-quality, large-scale impact evaluations throughout Africa, with numerous publications – including in the World Bank, ECONSTOR, Oxford University and PLOS ONE.

if we don’t know whether [public policy is] doing any good, we are not any better than the medieval doctors and their leeches.
— Ester Duflo, MIT professor, 2009 MacArthur Fellow, and JPAL Founder