Young Lives' collaborative, international structure helps to maximise our research and policy influence and to facilitate a multidimensional approach to child poverty. 


At national level in Ethiopia, we work closely with the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth (MoWCY), the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA), the Ministry of Health (MoH), and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC).

At regional level, we work closely with sector bureaux, especially those concerned with education, health and women, children and youth affairs, finance and economic cooperation, and labour and social affairs. We also work closely with local officials and community leaders at woreda (district) level.

Other Ethiopia Partners

Two key partners for Young Lives Ethiopia's work are Pankhurst Development Research and Consulting PLC, and the Policy Studies Institute (PSI),  which engages in economic research and policy analysis, bridging research and policy, capacity building, and knowledge dissemination and exchange. Several key Young Lives Ethiopia staff including Tassew Woldehanna, the Principal Investigator, and Yisak Tafere, the Lead Qualitative Researcher are based at PSI. 

Young Lives Ethiopia also works closely with UNICEF Ethiopia and the UK’s FCDO Ethiopia. Other partners include the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), the Forum for Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE), Norwegian Church Aid, CHAD-ET and World Vision.

International Partners

Young Lives Ethiopia has research partners in several countries.

It is core-funded by UK aid from the Department for International Development (DFID) with other funders supporting several sub-studies.

For a more comprehensive list of funders for Young Lives' international work, please visit the funders site on our international page.