The Ethiopian Development Research Institute is a semi-autonomous research think-tank engaged in economic research and policy analysis, bridging research and policy, capacity, knowledge dissemination and exchange, and consultancy. EDRI was established in August 1999 by the Ethiopian government with the mission to conduct rigorous research and policy analysis that provide knowledge-based inputs to policy making and policy implementations, and disseminate its research outputs and findings to the policy and research community, academia, the development community and other stakeholders.