Ethiopian Civil Service University

Equity in COVID-19 mitigation and policy responses in Ethiopia

This study is part of our research programme Equity in COVID-19 and analyses how the Ethiopian national and regional governments and non-state actors take equity into account in policy responses and interventions since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Led by the Ethiopian Civil Service University (department of Development Economics).

About the research

This study systematically reconstructs, documents and analyses how the Ethiopian national and regional governments and non-state actors take equity into account in policy responses and interventions since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. A mixed method approach that combines both quantitative and qualitative data from primary and secondary sources will be used. This study will identify the mitigation
measures and policy responses by various actors and the inclusiveness and equity of policy actions. Moreover, the study provides scientifc evidence on the origin of policy responses and experiences drawn to develop own policies, limitations of policies, lessons learnt and how policy affected different social groups. In addition, the role of actors engaged in policies, power and governance impacts and innovations developed in response to COVID-19 will be studied. The study will bridge science and policy and provide policy briefs.

Planned activities

  • Exhaustive literature review
  • Updating methodology and background information
  • Developing data collection tools in consultation with INCLUDE
  • Data collection (both secondary data and primary data via key
    informant interviews)
  • Data analysis
  • Write up of the case study
  • First draft submission
  • Revising the draft based on feedback from INCLUDE
  • Final draft submission
Objectives

The aim of this case study is to systematically reconstruct, document and analyse how the Ethiopian national and regional governments and other stakeholders take equity into account in policy responses and interventions during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Country focus
  • Ethiopia