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…


Abandoning Fiscal Discipline Imposes Huge Cost on Economy

Fiscal ambition is nothing new for the Ethiopian finance ministry, located off King George VI Street. The ministry, the authority over fiscal policy, led by Sufian Ahmed, has ever been…


Employee Alternatives in Pension Planning Key to Security

The state under the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats has developed a thirst for resources, seemingly increasing with each day. It has grown to a force trying to squeeze every…


Transition to Performance-based Budgeting Essential to Fiscal Accountability

Incessant animosity defines the relationship between the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) and the executive branch of the government, now under the watchful eyes of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.…


Definitive Time for Global Leaders to Recognise Development Challenges, Act

The high echelons of the Ethiopian power circle are very busy these days. As they ensured their stay on the throne for the next five years, although many formalities relating…


A Call for Reform of the Existing Electoral System Timely

Last week has brought yet another sweeping election win for the ruling EPRDFites. The preliminary results the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), the ultimate decision maker on the issue…


Imperfect Elections, Yet the Nation Has to Move On

It is high time for the Ethiopian political space. The fifth national elections is unfolding as a series of preparatory events is leaving the final judgment call to the voting…


Commitment to Transparency without Strong Civil Society, a Pipe Dream

Transparency rarely transpires with the ruling Revolutionary Democrats. It is a theme where their parlance differs widely from both the common man’s and the intellectual’s. If one is to go…


Editorial

The honeymoon appears to have come to an end. Members of the public are...


Agenda

The rapprochement between Ethiopia and  Eritrea has led to the signing...


Fineline

The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia needs to take measures to improve the red...


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I love and respect Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). I want him to succ...


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Back in the middle of June, when all the jubilation and hope was in ful...


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The rallies of the past weeks are healthy manifestations of citizens’...






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