Best Practice Award for ISS-led research project, Community Based Health Insurance in Ethiopia

Arjun Bedi accepting the award
Arjun Bedi accepting the award

On September 16, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, an ISS-led research project entitled Community Based Health Insurance in Ethiopia (CBHI), was awarded a plaque and monetary prize (€ 3000) for achieving and demonstrating 'high quality cooperation between research and practice'. Professor Arjun Bedi collected the prize on behalf of the project group.

The award was based on five criteria, namely,

  • the research questions,
  • the quality of the research output,
  • policy influence of the research,
  • co-operation between researchers and policy-makers,
  • sustainability of the co-operation between researchers and policy makers.

The prize was awarded by the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) which 'brings together researchers and practitioners with an interest in issues revolving around the poverty-inequality-growth nexus in developing countries, and links them to the German and international development policy bodies'.

CBHI research consortium

In addition to ISS, the other members of the CBHI research consortium are,