Where Do the Teachers Go?



Teachers who are working in the education system of our country are leaving for different reasons. I am not talking about the incompetent ones whose departure could be considered as opportunities for the system. What I w...


The Good Governance Saga


Weeding out corruption is a complex processes. Aside from the perception and the level of trust that society accords to institutions, the professionalism and commitment exhibited by investigative bodies has paramount imp...


Fashionomics


The rising tide of undocumented economic migrants from West Africa, the Horn of Africa, and other regions arriving on Europe’s shores is a wake-up call for the urgent need to create more jobs for youth, and for women.


Away from the World Bank


The elephants in the room at the annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting in Lima, Peru, were the China-inspired Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank (or “BRICS Developm...


WEAK STATES, POOR COUNTRIES


  In Scotland, I was brought up to think of policemen as allies and to ask one for help when I needed it. Imagine my surprise when, as a 19-year-old on my first visit to the United States, I was met by a stream o...


NOTHING LIKE FREE TRADE


As negotiators and ministers from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries meet in Atlanta in an effort to finalise the details of the sweeping new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), some sober analysis is warr...


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 riposte. Not everything contained...


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 causes of ser...


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 (NBE) report, branch per people ratio is around...


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 shows no signs of stopping. Some are fleeing wars and persecution;...


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 fully understand how...


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 a Capital Economics report commissioned by Jersey Fi...


Towards Judicious Hotel Rating


Ethiopia’s introduction of the hotel grading and accreditation system came as good news and a welcome trait to some hotel owners. Although the star system is recognised internationally, it is not awarded by internation...


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 timing o...


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, by inference rather than directly. He did not...


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? And which ones? How does one deci...


Editorial

The news that the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn...


Agenda

Ashenafi Beza has been in the business of renting out construction mach...


Fineline

The manner in which the current leadership of the O...


Commentary

With the rush to develop Ethiopia and make the country one among middle...


Viewpoint

A recent World Bank report entitled, “Why So Idle? Wages and Emp...


Opinion

The dark specter of evil (the begetter of war) smiles upon this earth,...


View From Arada

When people travel to a new city or town, they might notice the transpo...


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