By Keffyalew Gebremedhin
The latest IMF report, synthesized after a staff mission visited Ethiopia from 18-30 May 2011, strongly underlines that Ethiopia’s macroeconomic performance “has deteriorated markedly”, according to the Ethiopian Reporter (Amharic) of 28 August 2011. What makes the mission’s observations tough for the government to swallow this time is not mainly what it said—since we already have an idea of the mission’s expressed concerns from the May 31 IMF Press Release no. 11/207. It is rather how the report said it, according to the weekly paper.