A Revolution That Matters to All


We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another. In its scale, scope and complexity, the…


Flaws of GDP-based Economic Debate

Governments can manipulate gross domestic product (GDP) data directly or through the calculation of price indices, such as the GDP deflator. For example, governments in countries undergoing severe inflation have…


Climate Change: Action Speaks Louder Than Promise

The climate-change agreement reached on December 12, 2015 was a rich victory for diplomacy. Both the agreement itself and the atmosphere of cooperation that permeated the proceedings represent a sea…


Faces of Life in a Failed State

Four months after the ruling party announced its “landmark 100pc victory” on the national election, drought is making close to 10 million Ethiopians food insecure, and students opposing an Integrated…


Oil Price: A Future Far Different from the Past

One of the biggest economic surprises of 2015 is that the stunning drop in global oil prices did not deliver a bigger boost to global growth. Despite the collapse in…


Death Dealing Inequality

This week, Angus Deaton will receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” Deservedly so! Indeed, soon after the award was announced in…


Turkey in Africa: A Humanitarian Approach

For a Darfuri young man, named Souleiman, leaving for Khartoum from Darfur in 2004 was painful. Sheltering in the outskirts of the capital, he did not have the chance to…


Aflatoxin Alarm Holds No Water

I am deeply saddened by the depressing news that the milk market in and around Addis Abeba is currently in a crisis situation.  As a development economist with some years…


EPRDF: A Party of Contradiction

The main goal in the formulation of economic policy is to ensure an economy grows in line with its comparative advantages. This way, the economy will be competitive, profits will…


India: Providing for Peace in Africa

What do Dewan Prem Chand, Vijay Kumar Jetly, Rajender Singh, Jasbir Singh Lidder and Chander Prakash have in common? Apart from the fact that they are Indian, they were all…


Broken Climate Accord

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this month is being billed as an opportunity to save the planet. It is no such thing. Even if successful, the…


Energy Crossroads: The Matter of Deregulation

Ensuring the availability and affordability of energy not only addresses the energy security challenge of Ethiopia, but also ensures sustained economic growth and development. The economy is as good as…


Governing for Self, with Self

Many positive things indicate our common identification. But currently, if our identification is based on association with the governing system, many negative things identify us. We have become a nation…


TPLF: From Change Agent to Hindrance

Recently Walta Information Center (WIC) released a rare video that showed a heated discussion between the top leaders of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). This video showed a…


What EPRDF’s GDP Propaganda Entails

Ignoring Joseph Goebbels saying, “if you want to insert some information within people, you must announce it repeatedly, because even if the peoples do not accept the information, they would…


Long Way to Fair Trade

Ashenafi Sileshi is a consultant at Veritas Consulting Plc. He has a Master’s Degree in International and Development Economics, and a Bachelor’s in Economics. He can be contacted at ashenafi.sileshi@gmail.com.


The Age of Climate Cautiousness

Javier Solana was European Union’s High Representative for Foreign & Security Policy, Secretary-General of NATO, and Foreign Minister of Spain. He is currently a distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a think tank based in the United States.


Economic Hit Men Playing with Promises

Eidmon Tesfaye has a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics & Rural Development (AERD). He can be contacted at eidmondrdae@gmail. com.


The Road to 2030

 George Okutho is acting United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ethiopia.


Secrets behind Ethiopia’s Rise

Ethiopia has achieved a great deal of socio-economic success through state-led development: A development system seemingly shaped after the South Korean model of economic miracle. In its Markets report in…


Drought: Not Just Nature but Governance

The ruling party is confident in telling us about its leadership that will make poverty history at the end of the Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP). But, now, its leadership…


As Ethiopia Rises, So Does Somali Region

Guled Ali Kahin is deputy head of Somali Region’s Livestock, Crop & Rural Development Bureau. He can be contacted at guledawali@gmail.com.


Banks’ Ideal Climb to the New Capital Hill

Sewageghehu Dagne is a banking professional. He can be contacted at sewagegnehu22@gmail.com


Banking Retailers: Where Following the Money Matters

China’s economic slowdown, the inability of Europeans to come out of the scar of economic crisis and the ongoing migrant crisis are the main subjects of news at this time.…


Fortification: The Best Way to End Hidden Hunger

This month, the United Nations reported that childhood mortality has been cut in half worldwide since 1990. While this is a cause for celebration, the report also highlighted a serious…




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With a reformist administration in charge of the executive, there has b...


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