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Global competitiveness report: Ethiopia’s productivity growth has hardly picked up!

30 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Global Competitiveness Index is a composite or syncretic picture of an economy incisively looked through the prisms of recognized metrics.

Consequently, good showing on the World Economic Forum’s The Global Competitiveness Index offers ample evidences of an economy’s successes in productivity growth. It can be deduced that poor standing on those measures is bad, since it shows failures in a nation’s productivity growth and development.
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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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85 richest people own as much as bottom half of world’s population, Oxfam report says

24 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Jim Puzzanghera

The 85 richest people on Earth have the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the population, according to a new report that highlights growing income inequality as political and business leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Policy-makers, investors try to endear private equity as future of Africa’s development finance

13 May

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory

A little talked about high-level roundtable took place in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 8, 2013 on the theme of Building Private Equity and Private Capital Markets in Africa. It was organized under the auspices of the Addis Abeba-based United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Economic Forum on Africa.
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