Commencing in 2006, Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile region (RiPPLE) was a 5-year Research Programme Consortium funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), aiming to advance evidence-based learning on water supply and sanitation (WSS). The RiPPLE Consortium was led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), in partnership with College of Development Studies at Addis Ababa University; the Ethiopian Catholic Church Social and Development Coordination Office of Harar (ECC-SDCOH)­; International Water & Sanitation Centre (IRC) and WaterAid-Ethiopia. However, following the termination of the DFID funded RiPPLE programme, RiPPLE has continued its operations as an independent indigenous NGO since April 1, 2012.

Research Focus

RiPPLE’s main focus is developing a new body of high quality policy and practice-relevant knowledge through the establishment of Learning and Practice Alliances (LPA) at different levels. RiPPLE keeps looking to use evidence from its research themes to build on policy- and practice-learning.

Our research themes on Growth and Access include sub-themes, such as Climate Change, Poverty, Financing and Sanitation.

Visit our RiPPLE page on Flickr to see some of our images from the field.

Kathi Welle’s blog looks at how Ethiopia Monitors Water.