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.
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.