Mokoro Ltd 2017-2018,WIDE bridging - Mokoro Ltd 2017-2018, WIDE Bridging

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This contribution is a continuation of the previously supported WIDE-Project (Wellbeing and Illbeing Dynamics in Ethiopia), which have been going on during the past 20 years in three phases. The research is qualitative and focuses on 20 rural areas in Ethiopia and how they have transformed during a period of rapid, national economic growth and development efforts. More specifically this contribution has two Components: 1) Continued research in three, of the previous 20 areas, with focus on: a) political and economical transformation, especially livelihoods and political governance. b) Experience of these areas in three important policy areas; land use and local urbanisation, impact and reaction to droughts and the economic experience of young people in the communities. c) How have inequality developed and transformed in the communities. 2) To prepare for the fourth phase (WIDE-4), that aim to institutionalize the WIDE program with Ethiopian agencies and how to beast reach out with results to Ethiopian Universities, policy makers and decision makers.


By end of December 2018, almost all fieldwork was complete and in the period Jan-March 2019 the analysis was done followed by a dissemination and communication period.  A high level forum on policy implications of the research was held in late 2018, hosted by the Minister in Charge of Planning and Development. The discussion/policy-briefs are available at: In preparation for the high level forum, the WIDE team prepared a policy review which presents an excellent background to the areas and sectors of the policy discussions (UM2017/38730-9).  Three out of four community reports have been finalized and are available at, and the publications from ICES20 are available at: One of the outstanding findings is that the legislative division between rural and urban areas is hampering those (rural) areas where active urbanization is ongoing. These would benefit from a "transitional" classification. There is a"Policy Review" available at A book on findings have been published ‘Rural Ethiopia in Transition: Selected discussion briefs, 2018’, and Dr Fitsum Assefa, Minister in Charge of Planning and Development, authored the preface. The central theme of the book focuses on and and urbanisation, modernising smallholder agriculture, rural non-farm livelihoods, young people’s economic experiences, rural modernisation and increasing economic inequalities, selected aspects of social protection, and local government and governance. An Amharic version of the book is expected during 2019. The institutionalization of the WIDE-work has seen much progress and four federal universities in the regions have expressed their interest to be involved, develop and take over the research (Ambo, Bahir Dar, Hawassa and Mekelle Univerites). Four regional workshops are planned in collaboration with the universities. The final institutionalization will be pending design and implementation of WIDE4. Forum For Social Studies (FSS) has been identified as a capable coordination and facilitation organization for the four Universities. This will be important for the agreement structure and to ensure quality in both capacity building and in research output during the institutionalization. FSS is preciously know to the embassy and have been sponsored for specific research activities in the past.



Granting agency
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation
Private sector in third country
Aid type
B04 - Basket funds/pooled funding




Other multisector
Research/scientific institutions


Activity length
2017 – 2019

Financial information

Paid per year (net value)
2017 USD 40 950
2018 USD 27 041
Total paid amount (net value)
USD 67 991
Total committed amount


DisbursementThe amount placed at the disposal of a recipient country or agency.
Type Description Receiver Org Transaction ID Date Value
Commitment---2017-11-01USD 68 445
USD 40 950
USD 27 041

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Results, outcomes and outputs


Focus areas (policy markers)

Marker Principal objective Significant objective Not targeted
Gender Equality
Aid to Environment
Participatory Development/Good Governance
Trade Development
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)


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