- Country: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Date Established: 1999
- Executive Director: H.E. Mr. Mekonnen Manyazewal
- Research areas: Development, Economics, Environment & Natural Resources, Food & Agriculture
The Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) is a semi-autonomous government development research institute. Its primary mission is to conduct research on the development of the Ethiopian economy and to disseminate the results.
EDRI’s research program focuses on poverty, agriculture, rural development, industrial development and macroeconomic analysis and modeling. The scope of the institute’s research may expand in the future to include trade and regional integration, policy program monitoring and evaluation, and taxation.
EDRI maintains strong links with policymaker. It is often called on by government for consultation, preparing policy briefs as needed. Notably, the institutes conducted research on land tenure that informed land rights policy in the country. EDRI has played a significant role in advising government on price inflation management and on the establishment and operation of the country’s commodity exchange.