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Viewing Ethiopia closely with Legatum Prosperity Index lenses

9 Nov

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

According to the World Bank, the poverty rate (headcount ratio) in rural China fell from 18.5 percent in 1981 to 2.8 percent in 2004 and the number of rural poor declined from 152 million to 26 million.
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193 delegations to FFD3 conference agree on the Addis Abeba Action Agenda

16 Jul

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

At its final negotiating hours on Wednesday evening, the most important achievement of the three-day Addis Abeba conference on financing for development (FFD3), before its closing Thursday, is hardly its ability to secure the real bricks and mortars every nation needs for its sustainable development and the sustainable development agenda of the next decade and a half. Rather it is the fact that the much-constrained conference for much of its life from New York to Addis Abeba has been now saved with the adoption of the Addis Abeba Action Agenda (AAAA).
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‘Progress, Not Victory’: Gates Foundation evaluation of Ethiopia

19 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Haddis: “In the agricultural sector, there has been some progress, but we still have a long way to go. Ethiopia is now becoming a very important country, globally, for various reasons. But I think that until you get to being a completely food-secure country, I am not sure you can say progress has been made. Again, it is too early to claim victory but I think we are in the right path and we need to be smarter about our investments.”

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Gender Gap Index 2014 makes case for gender equality ; Underdevelopment & politics pull Ethiopia backwards

28 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Through its Global Gender Gap Report 2014, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracks their progress over time. Aware that no single measure can capture the complete situation, the Global Gender Gap Index is now measuring one important aspect of gender equality – the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics.
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Ethiopia’s nightmarish challenge: Technically free healthcare system, but experts point out, practically few hospitals, inadequate staff, budgets & machinery

3 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

    Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital with an ever-growing population of around 3.8 million, currently has only four stationary MRI scanners that provide services to 30 government and private hospitals, according to Zelalem Molla, a surgeon based in Addis Ababa…

    Outside of the capital, only two MRI scanners exist. But the six scanners — in this Horn of Africa nation of some 92 million people — are old fashioned and far behind the technological curve in the West.

    “Often it is not possible for doctors to diagnose illnesses such as tumours until they physically appear at a stage when the chances of saving a patient are slim — or it is too late,” Zelalem tells IPS.

    Ethiopia technically has free healthcare for all, which is provided by government-run hospitals. The reality, however, is that “there are not enough hospitals and most suffer from inadequate staffing, budgets and machinery,” Zelalem says. Private hospitals exist but as an option affordable to very few Ethiopians.

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Survey Indicates Corruption on The Rise in Ethiopia

15 Jan

By Addis Fortune

Five years in the making and two years later than the scheduled launch time, a survey conducted to gauge the level of corruption in Ethiopia was released last week, by the World Bank.
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Ethiopia: A nation tainted by Impermeable Political, Economic Corruption

13 Jan
    Editor’s Note:

    This Note is a reaction to Martha van der Wollf story Ethiopia expanding sectors prone to corruption. As Rupert Baldon of the World Bank states in that story, there is nothing that beats regulatory frameworks and strong institutions in fighting corruption and corrupt practices.
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Ethiopia & US sign $675 million aid agreement for first year of five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS)

20 Jun


With the aim of boosting economic growth and humanitarian development, the US government signed on Tuesday over USD 675 million with the Ethiopian government through its development agency, USAID.
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