Ethiopia is making strong progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal to end poverty by 2030. Ensuring that those who escape poverty do not fall back below the poverty line is crucial in achieving this target.
This study aimed to interrogate the common factors behind sustained escapes from poverty, as well as policy measures that supported such escapes. The report uses panel data from 2011/12, 2013/14 and 2015/16 collected by the Ethiopian Socioeconomic Survey (ESS) and the World Bank (working on behalf of the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia), as well as primary qualitative data collected from key informant interviews.
Authors: Tassew Woldehanna, Wolday Amha, Manex B. Yonis, and Yisak Tafere.
This study is part of the project ‘Understanding and supporting sustained pathways out of extreme poverty and deprivation.’