YOM Institute of Economic Development (YIED) is a legally registered, accredited, and recognized specialized graduate training and research Institute. It is engaged in various research and training programs in line with the missions and visions of the Government of Ethiopia. It is established by a group of six young and experienced PhD holders, who have strong craving and determination of contributing to postgraduate education in the country through state-private partnerships.

YOM comprises a team of highly educated young yet experienced professionals having several published works in well-cited peer reviewed international journals, presented in high-level conferences, and have good reputation in a number of consultancy works in different parts of the world.

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Besides, the members of the institute have a hands-on experience in providing short term courses and trainings at community, organization and higher education institution levels. Currently, the Graduate Institute undertakes high quality MSc programs in two disciplines namely Development Economics and Project Planning and Management in Addis Ababa.

YOM envisions an institute with excellence of providing state-of-the-art training and research in Africa on various areas of development including, but not limited to, micro- and macro-economics, project planning and management, agricultural economics, rural development, and resource and environmental economics.

Therefore, YOM would create a platform for professionals to share experience and knowledge in the abovementioned areas.


YOM is a fully-equipped specialized postgraduate institute with modern facilities (class rooms, digital library and computer labs), and state-of-the-art learning materials and software packages. In addition to the six founding members who have high qualifications and experience in the field, the institute has a wide network of more than 20 key members, with a rank of assistant professor and above who currently cooperate with the institute in terms of offering courses and advisory services, and a 50 plus pool of professionals who are active in supporting the institute and its key partners in various ways.

The pool of professionals in YOM’s network has a wealth of experience, including but not limited to the following fields: Economics, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Development Economics, Development Studies, Disaster Risk Management, Environmental Economics, Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Political Science, Environment and Development, IT, Education and Communication, Development Geography, Development Sociology, Psychology, Leadership and related fields.


The institute has been established with the primary objectives of:

  • Offering postgraduate/ bridging courses and full-fledged programs in partnership with accredited domestic and foreign Universities;
  • Carrying out problem-solving and insightful research that inform the development programs and policies of Africa in general and that of Ethiopia in particular;
  • Providing capacity development trainings for various individuals and groups with state-of-the-art methodologies and knowledge resources;
  • Consulting local and international firms and institutions in different areas of development;
  • Scaling up the capacity of new Universities in Ethiopia through joint and collaborative training and graduate programs;
  • Launching multi-faceted projects and programs in collaboration with institutions or developmental organizations; and
  • Serving as a hub for internationally renowned scholars and institutions to undertake research and short-term and long-term trainings in Africa.
  • Community Based Afforestation
  • Disaster Prevention and Management
  • Livelihood Assessment
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Project Impact Evaluation
  • Social Protection and Food Security
  • Soil Conservation and Land Management
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • SPSS
  • R, PC-GIVE
  • GAMS
  • OX
  • MS Project
  • and
  • GIS

as applied and tailored to the needs of various organizations.

YIED has identified several broad areas of training and consultancy. Some of which are:

  • Project Cycle Management
  • Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods with software Applications
  • Applied Econometric Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Gender and Development
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Grant-Project Proposal writing
  • Computable General Equilibrium Modeling (CGE modeling) with GAMS


YOM Institute of Economic Development aspires to be world-class postgraduate Institute by 2030.


Producing competent and innovative professionals through providing quality instructional, co-curricular and cultural involvement Carrying out problem-solving research through the active involvement of stakeholders and, Providing demand-driven community and consultancy services.



Specialized Graduate Institute Bole Sub City Woreda 05, Megenagna area, Sileshi Sehen Building 10th floor

P.O.BOX : 62539, Phone: +251 (0) 116 67 44 32, Addis Ababa,Ethiopia.