In the good old days, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Ethiopia played a significant role, at least when natural and man-made disasters affected lives. They were regarded as development partners of the government following the ousting of the military government. One should also note that this honeymoon was almost following the publication of the internationally controversial book of the celebrated journalist and historical analyst Graham Hancock, ‘Lords of Poverty’ in 1989.



Quality is a flamboyant concept. It’s just hoax because it means different things for different people according to their experience, perception, desire or orientation. For some quality is being the best, for others it means being unique. Still for others quality means serving purpose. There are also others who consider quality as being different from the past. Therefore, discussions on quality issues may not bear results unless they are started with conversations that contribute to creating a common understanding.




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