Bottled Risk


Over the last 15 years, the bottled-water industry has experienced explosive growth, which shows no sign of slowing. In fact, bottled water – including everything from “purified spring water” to…


A New Road to Growth

There is no bigger policy challenge preoccupying leaders around the world than meeting the need to expand participation in the benefits of economic growth and globalisation. Indeed, a geographically and…


The Internet of Things

Within the next five years, using mobile devices simply for communication will seem outdated. The Internet of Things (IoT) will allow consumers to interact with nearly every appliance and device…


Automated Restructuring

It seems obvious that if a business invests in automation, its workforce – though possibly reduced – will be more productive. So why do the statistics tell a different story?…


Oil’s New Equilibrum

Mohamed El-Erian is chief economic advisor at Allianz, a multinational financial institution, and a member of its International Executive Committee.


Why Obama’s South Sudan Approach Is Flawed

Critics of President Barack Obama’s Iranian nuclear agreement believe his position is that any deal is better than no deal. He seems to be taking that same stance in dealing…


Untaxed Globalisation

Most of the world’s governments – eager to mobilise more tax revenues to finance development and curb pervasive tax-avoidance schemes, such as those revealed in the Luxembourg Leaks scandal last year…


Snags of Transformation

In the last decade, Africa has seen a remarkable turnaround. Africa’s real gross domestic product (GDP) has more than doubled since 2000, and in 2014, six of the world’s 10…


Dreams versus Targets

In 1950, people in South Korea and Pakistan earned roughly the same amount of money annually. Today, the two countries are scarcely comparable. South Korean’s per capita income has grown 23-fold since…


A Call for Action

The past 15 years have yielded unprecedented gains in the fight against extreme poverty and hunger, with emerging economies heralding record economic growth. The number of people living in extreme…


The Biofuel Myth

Over the past several years, biofuels have become a bone of contention. For some, a renewable energy source produced from organic matter amounts to a magic wand in the fight…


The Illicit Outflow Havoc

How is it that some of the countries endowed with enormous natural resource wealth remain some of the poorest nations in the world? Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimates that developing…


Towards Good Enough Governance

Development and improved governance have tended to go hand in hand. But, contrary to popular belief, there is little evidence that success in implementing governance reforms leads to more rapid…


Migration Realism

The scenes of death and misery that are occurring with increasing frequency in the waters of the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia have focused renewed attention on one of mankind’s oldest…


The Logistics Conundrum

Logistics is a critical yet easily neglected component of economic development. Investment in agriculture is futile, if there is no supply chain in place to get produce to market. Essential…


Making the Next 15 Years Count

Africa faces two key challenges to achieve its full potential. The remarkable economic progress of the last 15 years must be sustained. And this progress must be broadened to include…


Africa Awakens

Sub-Saharan Africa in general, and Francophone Africa in particular, stands at a metaphorical crossroad. A great number of long-time African rulers, many of whom came to power through coups, are…


The Underinvestment Constraint

When World War II ended 70 years ago, much of the world – including industrialised Europe, Japan, and other countries that had been occupied – was left geopolitically riven and…


The Future of Talent

When financial policymakers attempt to promote economic growth, they almost invariably focus on looking for new ways to unleash capital. But this approach risks giving short shrift to the role…


The Power of Engagement

For years, jihadi groups around the world have fought for the creation of an Islamic state. Across Syria and Iraq, and now parts of Libya, Egypt and Nigeria, the Islamic…


Ethiopia’s Dilemma

Following the victory at Adawa (1896), which underscored Ethiopia’s sovereignty, Ethiopia did not succumb to the horrific forces of colonialism, aside from the brief occupation by Italians in the late…


Why They Attack Us

A blip of my phone awakened me from the deep thoughts I was into. It was Sunday and I was having time with my family. The notification carried a link…


A Friend Indeed

This past Sunday, followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo faith celebrated Easter in high spirit as they always do. The holiday follows a 55 day long Lent period, during which…


Is African Democracy Hopeful

The norm for an election exercise in Africa has been to end in chaos and disorder. We have been primed to expect terrible upheavals, instead of renewed hope and optimism.…


Resurging Dire Dawa

Travelling to a new place exposes us to a wealth of new information. It helps us learn how different communities interact with one another, approach their problems and persevere in…




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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...


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




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