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የኢንቨስትመንት ኮሚሽን የተመድ ሪፖርት “እውነታ ቢኖረውም ሙሉ ገጽታውን አያሳይም” ቅሬታ አሰማ!

29 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ከዓለም የኢንቨስትመንት መዳረሻ አገሮች ተርታ በተሠለፈችበት አፍታ ከደረጃዋ እየተንሸራተተች የወጣችው ኢትዮጵያ፣ ካስመዘገበችው የ2.5 ቢሊዮን ዶላር ኢንቨስትመንት ውስጥ ከ60 በመቶ ያላነሰው በቻይና ኩባንያዎች አማካይነት የሚካሄዱ ፕሮጀክቶች የያዙት ድርሻ እንደሆነ በሪፖርቱ ተመልክቷል


የኢትዮጵያ ኢቨስትመንት ኮሚሽን የተባበሩት መንግሥታት ድርጅት (ተመድ) ያወጣውን የኢንቨስትመንት መግለጫ ሪፖርት እንደማይቀበል በመግለጽ፣ ሪፖርቱ ሙሉውን እውነታ አላሳየም ሲል ቅሬታውን አሰማ፡፡

የኢንቨስትመንት ኮሚሽን ምክትል ኮሚሽነር አቶ ተመስገን ጥላሁን ሰሞኑን ስለወጣው የተመድ ‹‹ኢንቨስትመንት ትሬንድስ ሞኒተር›› የተሰኘውና እ.ኤ.አ. የ2019 ዓመትን የቃኘው ሪፖርት፣ ‹‹እውነታ ቢኖረውም ሙሉ ገጽታውን አያሳይም፤›› በማለት ለሪፖርተር አስታውቀዋል፡፡

እንደ ምክትል ኮሚሽሩ ገለጻ ሪፖርቱ የሙሉ ዓመቱን መረጃ አላካተተም፡፡ ይኸውም ከዓመቱ መካከል የአንድ ሩብ ዓመት የኢንቨስትመንት መረጃን ያላካተተ የተመድ የንግድና የልማት ጉባዔ ያወጣው የኢንቨስትመንት ሪፖርት በመሆኑ፣ እንደማይቀበሉት አቶ ተመስገን ተናግረዋል፡፡ ይህም ይባል እንጂ እውነታ የለውም ማለት እንዳልሆነ አልሸሸጉም፡፡

ባለፉት ሁለት ዓመታት ውስጥ የተመዘገበው የኢንቨስትመንት ፍሰት እያሽቆለቆለ መምጣቱን ያስታወሱት አቶ ተመስገን፣ በኢትዮጵያ እየታየ ባለው የፀጥታ ችግርና በመሳሰሉት ምክንያቶች እየቀነሰ ቢመጣም፣ ባለፉት ስድስት ወራት ውስጥ ከ1.6 ቢሊዮን ዶላር ያላነሰ ካፒታል ያስመዘገቡ የኢንቨስትመንት ፕሮጀክቶች መኖራቸውን ምክትል ኮሚሽነሩ አስረድተዋል፡፡ ይህ የኮሚሽኑን የ70 በመቶ ዕቅድ እንደሚወክልም ገልጸዋል፡፡

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Why UK parliament should scrutinise the UK-Ethiopia bilateral investment treaty (BIT)

20 Jan

Editor’s Note:

    As usual, this is an excellent piece of work coming from Lorenzo Cotula and thanks for that. With this note, TEO wanted to make a couple of points, mainly to draw the attention of officials in Ethiopia.
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Poor nations such as Ethiopia pay heavy prices in profound poverty due to failure to effect structural changes

1 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “Development is not merely a matter of economic growth. And LDCs are not merely smaller versions of developed economies; they are structurally different. Therefore, their development, especially in the early stages, involves not only increasing the scale of their economies, but also the latter’s structural transformation, like the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. As countries develop, their economies become larger, but also different in nature. Thus the process of economic development is intertwined with economic structural change and transformation.”

    The Least Developed Countries Report 2014: Growth with structural transformation: A post-2015 development agenda


The planet’s poorest nations like Ethiopia, Malawi and Angola have failed to cash in on strong economic growth due to a lack of structural reforms and left them wallowing in poverty, the UN warned.
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In UNCTAD’s name, TPLF urges rich nations to give more “policy space” for poor states: Is it now the case the UN & donors seem to care less about official accountability?

13 Sep

Editor’s Note:

    In principle this urge and the request behind it are right. However, this the first time for developing country representatives begging donors at every forum to agree to this.

    The whole idea is to allow poor developing countries to find out what works for them better through However, let not delude himself or herself. This requires existence in office of accountable institutions and governance.
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UN Report Finds African Growth Lacking, Unsustainable

9 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Out of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Africa is on track to achieve only three goals by the 2015 deadline, namely: achieving universal primary education (MDG 2), promoting gender equality and empowering women (MDG 3), and combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases (MDG 6). Furthermore, the continent is still grappling with the problem of extreme hunger and poverty, and unemployment and inequality have increased over the past decade.

    Economic Development: Africa – Catalysing Investment for Transformative Growth in Africa Report 2014

by Abdi Tsegaye, Addis Fortune

A report about Economic growth in Africa released on Thursday July 3, 2014, by the Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) – a UN economic think tank- revealed that the growth narrative of Africa over the past decade is lacking two of the vital elements for generating productive employment and laying the foundation for sustained poverty reduction.
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The emerging crisis of investment treaties

4 Dec

By Martin Khor*

An epidemic of international legal suits taken by companies against governments for billions of dollars is causing public concern and leading to reviews of investment treaties.
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Hear ye in Ethiopia! UN warns Egypt of danger of widening income inequality to growth

15 Sep

Marwa Hussein, Ahram Online

Greater income equality in Egypt would lead to stronger economic growth, the UN said on Tuesday, as it slammed 30 years of global policies and what it said were ineffective recent austerity measures.
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