The Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) is set up with the aim of supporting green and climate-resilient development in Ethiopia as a knowledge backstop. The center is based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Ethiopia’s premium economic policy think-tank, and was established in partnership with the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). ECRC's core functions include undertaking policy oriented research on the economics of climate and environment in Ethiopia, conducting real-time impact evaluation of the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE)'s implementation process, and serving as an interaction hub for research and policy. The center also plays an important role in building domestic analytical capacity on climate related issues as well as developing a data and knowledge repository of Ethiopia’s green growth experience. ECRC has rapidly grown since its establishment in February 2015. It is currently carrying out a number of research projects on themes that range from sustainable agriculture to green industrialisation.