Best Practice Award for research project Community Based Health Insurance in Ethiopia

The ISS-led research project Community Based Health Insurance in Ethiopia (CBHI), in which the ASCL participates, has won the PEGNET Best Practice Award 2016. PEGNET is the Poverty Reduction Equity and Growth Network (Kiel, Germany). The prize was awarded during the PEGNet Conference in Kigali on 15-16 September 2016. ASCL senior researcher Dr Marleen Dekker has supervised PhD candidate Zelalem Debebe in the project.

The prize was awarded to the CBHI project for achieving and demonstrating 'high quality cooperation between research and practice'. Professor Arjun Bedi (ISS) 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 Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) '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

Take a look at this video which highlights the manner in which the CBHI scheme works.