Intensified Oversight of SOEs Crucial for Debt Control


When the commencement of the project was announced way back in 2006, the Tendaho Sugar Factory envisioned cultivating 50,000ha of land and conducting a dual-phased factory construction, which would have…


State Must Limit Involvement in Private Education

Last year, Addis Abeba’s Education Bureau enacted a new directive to regulate how private schools conduct their business in the delivery of education. The directive touched on critical issues that…


Foreign Competition Deficiency Clogging Financial Sector

One of the fundamental defining characteristics of the Revolutionary Democrats and their developmental state approach to government is the zeal with which they shield the country’s financial sector from foreign…


Non-Holistic Reforms in Business Law Just Part of the Solution

Making some overdue legislative reforms on the commercial registration and business license proclamation is not going to make Ethiopia the best place in the world to do business overnight. It…


Too Much State Unhelpful to Rapid Industrialisation

Consuming a projected cost of 246 million dollars, or part of it to date, and planned to be inaugurated just about a year since construction started, Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP)…


Executive Orders Overriding Directives Open the Lid on Pandora’s Box

With a mere one-page letter signed by the vice governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) and circulated to banks operating in the country, a fundamental modus operandi of…


Should We Fear “Khaki Capitalism”?

Under the stewardship of the Revolutionary Democrats, contemporary Ethiopia’s economy has developed some rather ironic contrasts. Within two decades, it has managed to attain the second largest GDP in the…


Tax Rebate Too Little Too Late to Impress

From the days of the Egyptian Pharaohs to the modern era’s sophisticated global economic interactions, the business of taxation remains one of the few instruments where state sovereignty is powerfully…


Inconsistent Land Policy Implementation Costly to City

Unlike any of his predecessors, Deriba Kuma, Mayor of Addis Abeba, spends much of his time dealing with inherited problems. For a politician with little influence and experience in running…


Technology’s Growth Potential Possible Only by Proactive Policy

Connectivity has become the new measure of prosperity around the world. Varying in forms and intensity, the concept has become the definitive factor in improving human well-being. There has never…


Effective Implementation Guarantees Sustainable Development

Development plans under the ruling Revolutionary Democrats have become progressively ambitious. Stretching development capacity to its limit seems to be the one defining factor that the ruling elite focuses on…


Denial no Solution for Effective Firewall against Illicit Outflows

Leaks of confidential information such as the Panama Papers implicating global movers and shakers rarely surface. The 11.5 million documents leaked from the corporate service provider firm – Mossack &…


Regulatory Revamp of Construction Sector Essential to Sustainability

There is a strong association between the political economy the Revolutionary Democrats are trying to establish in Ethiopia, and investment in the construction sector. Their model is one where the…


Administrative Solutions Incapable of Solving Political Problems

One can say with utmost certainty that the ruling elite is overwhelmed with problems and is looking for urgent solutions, left and right. It was unnerving for them to have…


New Computer Crime Law Hinders Vibrant Online Discourse

The ruling Revolutionary Democrats have crafted the first ever computer crime law and tabled it to the federal parliament, fully controlled by themselves and their affiliates. Intended to manage the…


Independent Monetary Policy Curbs Inflationary Momentum

Rosy reports are typical under the rule of the Revolutionary Democrats. Institutions do their best to highlight their positive performances and get praised for them. This trend is so pervasive…


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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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