Ethiopian Business Review

More over the last two decades, the role of the private sector in the Ethiopian economy has been a bone of contention among government officials, business people, experts and the general public.  While government officials stress that the private sector is the engine of the economy and there is enough room for businesses to thrive and grow, businesses and experts argue that the public led investment growth model is crowding out the private sector, making it almost irrelevant in the economy. 

Empowering China's New Miracle Workers

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00 Published in Commentary

As the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Congress has unfolded, much of the focus has been on who will occupy the key positions in President Xi Jinping’s administration for the next five years. But China’s future trajectory depends crucially on another group of leaders, who have received far less attention: the technocrats who will carry out the specific tasks associated with China’s economic reform and transformation.

Devaluation in Ethiopia: Why it Doesn't Boost Export?

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00 Published in Commentary

 In July 2014, in its Ethio¬pia Economic Update entitled ‘Strengthening Export Perfor-mance through Improved Com¬petitiveness’ the World Bank advised the Ethiopian government to devalue its currency to speed up the growth of exports. Empirical evidence presented in this report suggests that a 10Pct lower real exchange rate could increase export growth in Ethiopia by more than five percentage points per year and increase eco¬nomic growth by more than two percentage points.

Economic Growth is No Longer Enough

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00 Published in View Point

Macroeconomic data from the world’s advanced economies can be mystifying when viewed in isolation. But when analyzed collectively, the data reveal a troubling truth: without changes to how wealth is generated and distributed, the political convulsions that have swept the world in recent years will only intensify.

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