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Joseph Stiglitz is Nobel Laureate and professor of economics at Columbia University, United States. Adam Hersh is senior economist at the Roosevelt Institute and visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue.


Sustainable Governance Goals

To those who claim that conventional politics does not bring change, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), adopted here in New York by the United Nations 15 years ago, are a powerful…


Meetings are Means not Ends

These days, partial closing of government offices is becoming customary. Posting notifications saying, “Meeting” and “No Service Due to General Meeting” has become easy. This is not to mention other…


Banking Gaps

There are many indicators that show the low level of banking in Ethiopia. One such indicator is the bank to person ratio. Based on the 2013/14 National Bank of Ethiopia’s…


Partnership for Industrialisation

In less than eight months, close to a quarter-million migrants, many from Africa, have arrived in Europe by sea – more than in all of 2014 – and the tide…


China Is Changing

Much Western criticism of Chinese policy responses to the equity market sell-off as clumsy and ineffective, misreads critical points on China. Common views expressed are that Chinese officials do not…


The Offshore Finance Myth

Africa has the opportunity to quadruple its economy by 2040, but to do so it will need to find 11.4 trillion dollars in extra investment over that period, according to…


Towards Judicious Hotel Rating

Eden Sahle is head of Public Relations at Jovago.com. She can be reached at eden.sahle@jovago.com.


The New Threat to Democracy

Every July, economists, business leaders and politicians from around the world gather in Aix-en-Provence, France, for the three-day economic forum. This year’s forum focused on the changing nature of work.…


The Significant Speech

I had expected President Barack Obama to say some tough things to Africa’s rulers at the African Union in Addis Abeba, but I expected him to make the criticisms discreetly,…


Smart Investment

Even in normal times, individual and institutional investors alike have a hard time figuring out where to invest and in what. Should one invest more in advanced or emerging economies?…


The Ethiopian Way

All low-income countries have the potential for dynamic economic growth. We know this because we have seen it happen repeatedly. A poor, agrarian economy can transform itself into a middle…


Putting People at the Centre

This September world leaders will commit to a bold, holistic plan to end extreme poverty, drive inclusive economic growth, and protect the planet by 2030. For these new Sustainable Development…


Not Just about Money, Aid

The Mediterranean Sea has become a graveyard for Africa’s youth. Every day, we see images of what would appear to be a continent racked by conflict and poverty, and people…


The Future of Mobile Health

Mobile technology is the most powerful communications platform throughout the Middle East and Africa, and has the power to transform the delivery of healthcare services. Driven by some of the…


The Governance Trap

Much of the history of the world is about wars. Nations derived their identities through successive wars. The first and second World Wars were carried out with much more destructive…


Editorial

Ethiopia is in the midst of a state of emergency. At a press conference...


Agenda

Holidays are mostly considered by the Banks to be a peak season when it...


Fineline

Addis Abeba is in a bizarre mood lately. And for a...


Commentary

Over the past decade or so, Ethiopia has been in the limelight of globa...


Viewpoint

Over two-thirds of Africa’s people lack access to electricity. Approx...


Opinion

Karl Marx was not such a naive man, as some would be forgiven to think,...


View From Arada

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