Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region

January 2006 to December 2011

Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region, RiPPLE, is a research programme and resource centre that was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and led by from 2006 to 2011. The objective of RiPPLE is to advance evidence-based learning on water supply and sanitation and to inform the policy and practice agenda around service delivery, water resources management and climate change adaptation. From July 2011, RiPPLE will be led by an Ethiopian team under the Hararghe Catholic Secretariat (HCS).

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Achieving water security

Books or book chapters | January 2013 | Roger Calow, Eva Ludi, Josephine Tucker
Lessons from research in water supply, sanitation and hygiene in Ethiopia. As well as detailed field-based research, this book draws on wider analysis of the institutional and political factors that drive and constrain process in the water sector.

Promoting sanitation and hygiene to rural households in Southern Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia: experiences of health extension workers and community health promoters

Working and discussion papers | April 2010 | Seleshi Behailu, Getachew Redaie, Dereje Mamo, Desta Dimtse, Peter Newborne

This research study confirms that health extension workers (HEWs) and community health promoters (CHPs) in the Southern Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia are going about their work of informing households on improved sanitation and hygiene practices and are...


Income diversification through improved irrigation in Ethiopia: impacts, constraints and prospects for poverty reduction

Working and discussion papers | March 2010 | Samson Eshetu, Belayneh Belete, Degeye Goshu, Belay Kassa, Demeksa Tamiru, Estifanos Worku, Zelalem Lema,Addisu Delelegn, Josephine Tucker, Zemede Abebe

This study examined the role of water investments (specifically irrigation) in increasing the resilience of small-scale farmers through income diversification in different agro-ecological settings, and sought to understand the constraints faced by households...


Adapting to climate change in the water sector

Working and discussion papers | March 2010 | Nanki Kaur, Million Getnet, Beneberu Shimelis, Zegeye Tesfaye, Gebeyehu Syoum, Endale Atnafu

Assessing the effectiveness of planned climate change adaptation interventions in reducing local level vulnerability, with a particular regard to access to water resources.


Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) and Poverty: Micro-level linkages in Ethiopia

Working and discussion papers | December 2008 | Fitsum Hagos, Eline Boelee, Seleshi Bekele Awulachew, Tom Slaymaker, Josephine Tucker and Eva Ludi

This study presents micro evidence, from a survey of 1500 households in Eastern Hararghe (Ethiopia), which enables a better understanding of the impacts of improved WSS access on health, timesaving and productive employment and poverty.