Powers of Tourism


Several decades have passed since the tourism, as we know it today, existed. With improved transportation options and technologies, the sector has come a long way. The low cost of…


A Different Look at Migration

The roughly 750,000 people who arrived in Europe by sea in 2015 make up just a small part of the 60 million people displaced by war or persecution – the…


Challenges to World Trade Organisation at Nairobi Round

The 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was held in Kenya from December 15 to 18, 2015. The event was attended by trade negotiators of the 161…


Time for Urgent Action

When the impact of the drought in Ethiopia began to be felt earlier this year, Save the Children was ready to work with the government and react quickly. Save the…


A Healthy India-Africa Friendship

At last month’s India-Africa summit in Delhi, Prime Minister Narindra Modi met 54 African Heads of State to discuss ways of deepening economic and security relationships between these countries. Also…


Code Red to Ethiopia

On the dusty plains outside Erer in Ethiopia’s east, the rotting carcasses of cows, goats, donkeys and camels bake under the hot African sun, fodder for hungry vultures and stealthy…


World Bank Draws Poverty Line

For a long time, I was a happy user of the World Bank’s data on global poverty, tracking trends and analysing cross-country patterns. I seldom paused to think about how…


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…


The Good Governance Saga

Yohannes Abebe is a procurement specialist. He can be contacted at yohannesabebe10@yahoo.com.

 


Fashionomics

Emanuela Gregorio is a consultant at the African Development Bank (AfDB). She can be followed on twitter@

emanuelaGreg


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…


WEAK STATES, POOR COUNTRIES

Angus Deaton is a 2015 Nobel Laureate and professor of economics at Princeton University, United States. This commentary is submitted to Fortune by Project Syndicate.


NOTHING LIKE FREE TRADE

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…




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With a reformist administration in charge of the executive, there has b...


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The new electricity tariffs that became effective on December 1, 2018,...


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Who it is that midwifed the rapprochement between E...


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Ethiopia’s economy is at a crossroads. The same old advice will not s...


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A recent photo between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and George Soros...


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The future is bleak. Millennials and younger generations who will inher...


View From Arada

There is heated debate on the propriety, decency and morality of breast...




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