The Forum for Social Studies is an independent, non-profit institution dedicated to the cause of policy research and democratizing the policy space through informed public debate of development issues and concerns.

About FSS

Ethiopia is a country faced with the twin challenge of development and democratization. To achieve those objectives, poverty has to be overcome;

Public Dialogue

Forum for Social Studies has used the program of public dialogues as a flagship activity to bring together government decision makers..


FSS is committed to creating a policy-research nexus through original research on emerging challenges, successes and prospects of national development endeavors.


The FSS Publication Program is aimed at disseminating the Forum’s research findings to a wide spectrum of readership to raise awareness…