This case study from Ethiopia is one of four looking at data for social and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. The case studies identified activities to enhance data demand, utilization, and quality in each of the focus countries. They involved interviews with key stakeholders to solicit their views on country-level data needs, utilization, access, and demand. Recent emphasis on programs for poverty reduction and improved development have highlighted the need for data to identify the specific problem areas and assess the progress of new initiatives. The main sources of data are the census; Demographic and Health Surveys; Welfare Monitoring Surveys; and Household Income, Consumption, and Expenditure Surveys. The Ethiopian case study sought a broad range of views from individuals working for the government, nongovernmental organizations, development partners, civil society organizations, and academia/researchers. The entities represented data users and producers. The discussion in this final report synthesizes the multifaceted views of those interviewed, and highlights lessons that can be learned from the opinions shared.
Mekonnen, Yared, Wendy Baldwin, and Sarah Engebretsen. 2009. "Demographic Data for Development: Ethiopia," Final report. New York: Population Council.