policy Research Analysis Department (PORAD)
Policy Research and Analysis Department (PORAD)
Prof. Mekonen Haddis
The policy Research Analysis Department (PORAD) serves as a source of policy analysis and advice for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. PORAD`s mission is to take a strategic view of regional and global trends and provide recommendations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to advance Ethiopia`s national interests.
Policy Research and Analysis Department (PORAD), is an internal think tank of the Ministry that supports in filling the gaps of other Directorates that are mostly engaged in the day to day activities which leaves little space to focus on long term strategic plans.
PORAD is actively engaged in working with independent analysts, academia, think-tanks, and former members of the diplomatic community; to work on joint projects on foreign policy issues, so that different policy options and recommendations are presented to the foreign minister.
Policy Research and Analysis Department staff engages with other institutions that work on policy planning issues for policy discussions and in matters of capacity building.