The aim of the Ethiopia JMMI is to provide regular, reliable information on prices and market functionality through the use of harmonized tools and validated analysis.1 The Ethiopia JMMI is a joint exercise led by REACH in close collaboration with Ethiopia Collaborative Cash Delivery (CCD) Network members. With uniform methodology, CCD members collect data from their respective areas of operation on a voluntary basis and REACH conducts analysis that is reviewed and validated by all JMMI Taskforce members (Please refer to Annex 1 on page 6 of this factsheet for more details regarding the JMMI taskforce). The geographical coverage of the exercise depends on the access of CCD members to priority areas of the country and their ability to collect data from these areas consistently. This initiative aims to collaboratively develop an evidence base for the wider use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA), as well as facilitate discussions of changes in critical market dynamics, which are an integral part of cash feasibility considerations.
Information is collected via key informant interviews (KIIs) with retail vendors in markets frequented by average households. For commodity prices and stock levels, the median prices/stock levels are calculated for each item within each assessed woreda. National and regional medians are calculated by a second median across all of the woreda-level medians calculated across the country or region. Data for this JMMI round was collected between 7 and 16 September 2021 and is strictly indicative