Gov’t Can’t Whack-a-mole, Must Instead Take Proactive Measures


Globalisation has complicated economics. In strategising, authorities have had to look very carefully at the economic outlooks of trading partners to measure just what could work, and could not. For…


Ethiopia’s Higher Education Needs to Learn, Unlearn, Relearn

Ethiopia’s higher learning institutions have not had that long a history, at least not one as some of the universities in Europe boast. Even some of the oldest in Addis…


Gov`t Aims at Wrong Targets in What Ails the Economy

For the Revolutionary Democrats, focused, consistent, predictable and thoughtful policymaking is not their forte. Evidently, they do have a lot of kneejerk responses to the many issues that ail the…


Intercountry Adoption Ban, Unadaptable to Best Interest Principle

For years, the Central American nation of Guatemala was one of the most popular countries of origin for intercountry adoption. It sent as many as 4,000 children for adoption in…


No Miracle Cure for the Ailing Economy, Only Bitter Pills

The world economy does not have a cold anymore, mostly attributed to the United States (US) that is not sneezing. The same can be said of the economies of China…


Culture of Unaccountability Leads to Decay of Rule of Law

Four of the chairpersons of the member parties that make up the coalition Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) sat side by side to announce what was unthinkable few months…


In Better Quality Products Lies Robust Manufacturing Sector

Just shy of half a decade since the Second World War that ended with a decisive mushroom cloud over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan was in tatters when…


Fitter Corporate Governance, Alternative to Defeatism Over Liberalisation

Since the fall of the left-wing military junta that was the Dergue, and the partial liberalisation of the financial sector, private banks have come a long way. As one of…


New National Policy Should Rise above the GTPs

It was a couple of years into the first edition of the Growth & Transformational Plan (GTP), and a year into the passing of the strategy’s chief enthusiast, the late…


Unimaginative Administration, Laws Behind Taxing Resource Mobilisation

It is hardly one finds as vocal and authoritative voice as Vera Songwe when it comes to domestic resource mobilisation in Africa. An economist by training and once a senior…


Help from IMF Appears Inevitable, Not a Terrible Idea

Way back when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had an office in Ethiopia, Jan Mikkelsen, its emissary to the country, a few week’s into the institution’s annual report on the…


Diriba Kuma’s Administration Needs to Step Up to Step Down

Every mayor of a city worth its name would die to write policies and design programmes that define them and leave their good legacies. Addis Abeba, one of the youngest…


Restore Law and Order, Not at the Expense of Constitutionalism

Katharine Viner, the editor-in-chief of the Guardian, one of Britain’s oldest media institutions, noted in her superb essay on media’s mission in an era of turbulence that making sense of…


Doing Business: Can’t Ethiopia Fare Better Than This?

It was a while back when senior managers of foreign companies with investments in Ethiopia met high ranking government officials entrusted with persuading the world that Ethiopia is a remarkable…


New Dawn for Labour Market, Enhanced Productivity

As Ethiopia’s population galloped to over 90 million, supply constraint has been the primary flaw in the economy for at least the past two decades. Most of the government’s policies,…


Private Sector Stimulation for Long Run Disinflation

Abraham Tekeste (PhD), minister of Finance & Economic Corporation, is content with himself. In the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the Ministry announced that over half a billion…


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


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


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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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