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…


No Legislative Success without Vibrant Mix of Ideas

The limelight of the past week was all about the power dynamics of the nation that came with the start of the new legislative year and a new legislature. Consequent…


As the SDG Era Dawns, Ethiopia Needs Functional Monitoring System

The United Nations General Assembly held last week at its headquarters, in New York was unusually packed. Heads of State and governments across the world gathered to discuss pertinent global…


Light Rail: Cheers to Alternative, Thumbs Up for Gov’t!

Excitement fills the air in Addis Abeba. News headlines compete to capture the feeling and essence of the project. Comparisons with shelved projects across the Sub-Saharan Africa are being made…


Lower Level Political Commitment a Sine Qua Non to Quality Education

As education is one crucial area of policy making in a government, not least one with self-proclaimed affiliation with the farming population, the start of the academic year often brings…


Clear Plan on Private Sector Support Vital for Growth

The drawing board of the Revolutionary Democrats is messy these days. Performance reports, drafts, feedback, political priorities and power arrangements are all over the table, waiting for decisions from the…


Competition – The Best Way to Create National Champions!

Under the calendar of public enterprises, the time of reporting has come. Along with an extended list of activities they have undertaken over the year, chiefs of the public enterprises,…


Global Headwinds Tough for Economy without Responsive Policies

As the Revolutionary Democrats convene to set the tune of their political orchestra for the next five years, their highly admired model economy is facing what could arguably be considered…


Innovative State Solutions for Job Creation

Current discourse within the public space and the narrow power circles of the nation, is all about the upcoming congress of the Revolutionary Democrats. Preparations are underway for what would…


As Inflation Returns, Macro Policy Needs Adjustment

The scourge of inflation is back. The latest figure, released last week by the Central Statistical Agency (CSA), the ultimate authority on statistics headed by Samia Zekaria, shows that the…


Building Resilience Entails Wholesome Investment

Managing the Ethiopian economy has never been easy for the Revolutionary Democrats since they came to the throne overthrowing the military dictatorship, the Dergue.  The faces of the economic challenges…


Changing the Reality, Key to Transform Perceptions

Last week was an exceptional week for the EPRDFites. Having the most powerful person on the planet, United States President Barack Obama, as a guest, was both a tough task…


Tax Regime Orientation Needs Shift Towards Expanding the Base

As they are preparing to host their historic guest, President Barack Obama of the United States, the Revolutionary Democrats are faced with converging economic tides. Locally, they are finalising the…


Country Ownership Appreciable, Lax Accounting Self-Defeating

All eyes, hearts and minds were in Addis Abeba, the centre of power for Ethiopian decision-makers, this past week. As the world convened for the Third Financing for Development (FFD)…


Giving Lip Service to Good Governance No More Sustainable

The table of the Revolutionary Democrats seems to be full of issues that need their attention. If one is to go by appearances, it is easy to see that this…


Letting Politics Distort Economic Plans, Disastrous

If there is one thing that worries the echelons of power within the tiers of the EPRDF, it is the task of putting together a working plan for the next…




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Political transformation is unavoidably rocky, if not delicate. It invo...


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Oil transporters are up in arms over tariffs set by the Ministry of Tra...


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The cosiness between the Ethiopian authorities and...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia has recently made available its fourth-qu...


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The Addis Abeba Transport Authority and Ride, a popular and an up-and-c...


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The private sector is more efficient and customer-oriented than governm...






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