Market-Oriented Service Offer Bridges WTO Accession



The statement that came out of the office of the ruling EPRDF last week was different from the usual ones. An outcome of the permanent monthly meeting of the executive committee of the ruling party, held on Monday and Tu...


Bottom-Up Competiveness Empowers Local Construction Capacity


Except, perhaps, for the brief period of Italian occupation, never in the history of Ethiopia, has there been a government so fond of public investment in construction. The Revolutionary Democrats are so profoundly commi...


Fiscal Volatility Impedes Economic Stability


There is one macroeconomic contradiction that most Ethiopians witness these days. If taken at its face value, it makes no sense. Whereas the global oil price is declining to a historic low level, with the price of Brent...


Planning Without Accountability Serves Politics Only


The last time Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn appeared in front of the 547 Members of Parliament (MPs), dominantly from his ruling coalition, the agenda on the table was the Second Growth & Transformation Plan (G...


Diplomatic Reluctance over Renaissance Dam Risks Historic Gains


History has it that the Nile River, considered the longest river system in the world, has been the major cause of animosity between Ethiopia and Egypt. Sudan, another major regional player on the issue, has often taken s...


Sustainable Peace Comes with Owning Issues


What happened around Oromia, one of the largest states of Ethiopia, over the past four weeks took everyone by surprise. A student protest that emerged in one of the small towns of the state expanded to eventually engulf...


Delaying Devaluation Burdens Economy


Foreign exchange shortage has remained a recurring problem within the Ethiopian economy. There never had been a time, except for a relatively unprecedented build-up in 2010/11, that shortage was not felt. No one could be...


People Need to be Heard


Student protests around Oromia dominated the headlines of mainstream and social media in Ethiopia over the past two weeks. The protests, largely involving students of higher education institutions and secondary schools,...


Costly Shocks as State Sidelines Learning


Much of the form, structure and operations of the state under the command of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn - who seems to be consolidating power by standing firm against opportunists within the ruling coalition - h...


Blanket Banking Regulation Serves No Purpose


There is hardly any industry which has benefited as much from the economic growth the Revolutionary Democrats are proudly talking about, as the financial industry. Enhanced economic monetization has unleashed the potenti...


Government Communication Machinery Requires Overhaul


If there is one project that defines the era of the Revolutionary Democrats, it is image building. They labour so much to dissociate themselves from the negative pictures of starvation, injustice, inequality, volatility,...


Tackling Corruption from the Inside Out


The world of the ruling Revolutionary Democrats is being bombarded with multiple urgencies. It seems that the issues that need their attention never end. Stretched as they are, they are seen trying to bring balance to th...


Playing Politics with Drought, Dangerous


A little over eight million people are in need of emergency food assistance in Ethiopia. The number entails about ten per cent of the nation’s population. Latest projections show that the number is likely is to grow in...


Complete Overhaul to Public Procurement System Essential


There has never been a time in the history of the modern Ethiopian state that corruption has been the major headache of the establishment like now. The issue has become an integral part of the political economy and the r...


Competitiveness Ought to be Government’s Focus


Indices and rankings, especially those meant to show systemic gaps, are often treated with a huge grain of salt within the camp of the Revolutionary Democrats. The overall attitude is to bash them as neoliberal instrumen...


Demolishing Distrust Between State, Private Sector


As the new government to be led by the re-elected Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn warms up to get into the real job, after months of procedural politics, new feelings are emerging in every corner of life in the natio...


Editorial

Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


Agenda

The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


Fineline

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


Commentary

Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


Opinion

Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


View From Arada

We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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