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Quantifying the Road Influence Zone on Socio-economic Development in Rural Tigray, Ethiopia

Rural roads are very important for economic development, especially in rural areas. Empirical studies confirmed that rural roads provide safe and efficient human mobility, enhance access to markets for inputs such as fertilizers and improved seeds, …

Fleeing Terror, Fighting Terror: The Truth about Refugees and Violent Extremism

Refugees are increasingly subjected to harsh policies that violate the spirit of refugee laws, and that are often justified by claiming the refugees pose security risks. This study examines the effects of violent extremism among South Sudanese and S…

A Climate for Solar Power: Solutions for Ethiopia’s Energy Poverty

Solar energy is playing an important role in Ethiopia’s rural electrification by providing off-grid energy to households and enterprises across the country. Under the country’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), the Government of Ethiopia has…

Aligning Energy Development and Climate Objectives in Nationally Determined Contributions

The study objective was to review examples of what might be called good practice in the way energy related greenhouse gas emissions have been addressed by NDCs, and examples of NDCs that appear to be at odds with the ambition to reduce such energy e…

Subnational Value Added Tax in Ethiopia and Implications for States’ Fiscal Capacity

This report recognises the fact that unwinding the current separation of tax administration powers would be difficult to achieve in the current political climate. It suggests a process of gradual reform, commencing with better coordination, standard…

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 30 No 1 January-February 2018

The January-February 2018 issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin seeks to explore and interrogate the correlations between youth on the one hand, and conflict and peace dynamics on the other. During episodes of political instability and conflict, we…

Do Safety Net Transfers Improve Household Diets and Reduce Undernutrition? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

In this paper we examine the impact of the Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program on household dietary diversity and child nutrition using both waves of the Ethiopian Socioeconomic Survey. For identification, we use various methodologies. To est…

Challenges and Prospects of Entrepreneurship Development and Job Creation for Unemployed Youth: Evidence from Addis Ababa and DireDawa City Administrations, Ethiopia

Almost 90 percent of the world’s youth are residents in countries where they can hardly access adequate education, capital, paid employment and health services. As the size of the younger population in Africa steadily swells to account to being the …

Enhancing Pastoral Women’s Economic Empowerment in Lowland Borena, Dire and Miyo Districts, Borena Zone, Oromia Regional State: Impact Assessment Report

Can ICTs Increase Tax? Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia

The widespread introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digitalised data management systems is one of the most important developments among African tax administrations in recent years. However, very little evidence is av…

Israel's ties with Africa: A Focus on Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Despite close ties in the 1950s and 1960s, an almost complete rupture in relations between Israel and African states occurred around the oil crisis and Yom Kippur War in 1973, over Israel’s captured land and the Palestinian issue. Relations had grad…

Are There Any Reliable Data on Wages in Low-Income Countries? Observations and Lessons from Ethiopia

Administrative data from tax returns have recently become available in many African countries thanks to the modernisation of revenue authorities and the digitisation of tax records. The availability of these data has opened new opportunities for pol…

'I Fought the Law, and the Law won': Community Policing in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

This paper examines the introduction of community policing in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, and the relationships in the district between formal policing structures and non-state security actors. It draws on fieldwork (spring, 2017) to show that these relati…

Ethiopian Universal Electrification Development Strategies

Having access to modern energy sources is essential for economic development and livelihood improvement. Access to modern energy supports both income generation activities and the national development agenda through improving education, reducing ind…

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 30 Issue 3 July-August 2018

The HAB issue on Ethio-Eritrea rapprochement finally saw the light of day and is a testimony to the profound nature of the changes in Ethiopia unleashed since Prime Minister Abiy ascended to the helm of power, and, the rapidity of the rapprochement …

Promises and Challenges of Ethiopia’s Refugee Policy Reform

Ethiopia’s implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework is central to expanding refugees’ socio-economic opportunities. This is a major policy change. For decades, the country’s policy required most refugees to live in camps with…

Ethiopia’s Refugee response: Focus on Socio-Economic Integration and Self-Reliance

Implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework represents a major shift in Ethiopia’s refugee policy. Refugees living in camps will benefit from paid employment. Those in protracted situations will have opportunities to integrate loc…

Reducing The Maize Yield Gap In Ethiopia: Analysis And Policy Simulation

Ethiopia can be considered a success story for maize production as, apart from South Africa, it is the only country in Sub-Saharan Africa that has shown substantial progress in maize productivity and input use. After a period of limited growth, yie…

Exploring the Relationship between Trade Liberalization and Ethiopian Economic Growth

Theoretical and empirical economic literature has shown that the economic growth of countries is related to both liberalization and international trade integration. The main purpose of this study is to apply this knowledge to the Ethiopian case and …

Financial Inclusion in Ethiopia: Using LSMS (Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey) Data

Only less than a quarter of Ethiopian adults have a formal account. In this study, the status, level and determinants of financial inclusion and barriers to financial inclusion in Ethiopia are analysed. We found that better education, financial lite…

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