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  • Project

    Electrification effects on firm productivity in Ethiopia

    Energy as a driver of growth appears intuitive to most contemporary observers, and access to reliable sources of energy is especially understood to be an engine of industrialisation and growth in developing countries. However, policymakers and academics are still in the dark about the extent and the exact mechanisms of how energy investments translate into growth. This...

    10 May 2017 | Niclas Moneke

  • Publication - Policy Brief, Policy note

    Maximising the impact of FDI on domestic industrial capabilities and job creation

    20 Dec 2016 | Ritwika Sen, Sarah Logan

  • Project

    Spatial integration, agricultural productivity, and development: A quantitative analysis of Ethiopia's road expansion program

    While Ethiopia has been a pre-dominantly agricultural-based economy, productivity in agriculture has been low relative to the rest of the economy, not having changed much since the 1960s. These characteristics are shared by many other developing economies. Agricultural productivity growth is important for Ethiopia’s economic development, its structural transformation, and...

    10 Nov 2016 | Tasso Adamopoulos

  • Project

    Job referrals and strategic network formation: Experimental evidence from urban neighbourhoods in Ethiopia

    This project poses the question: Do unemployed individuals use their job referral opportunities to strengthen their position in a geographically restricted social network? In particular, the project looks at whether there is reciprocity in the job referral process among individuals from the same geographic area. In addition, the laboratory experiment will be able to shed...

    8 Nov 2016 | Simon Quinn, Marc Witte

  • Event

    Dimensions of structural transformation in Ethiopia: Some recent evidence

    The conference on “Dimensions of Transformation in Ethiopia: Reflection from Recent Evidence” was held on September 13, 2016 in Addis Ababa. The conference aimed to bring together policy stakeholders and researchers from across Ethiopia and to showcase and learn from IGC Ethiopia’s research, share ideas, experiences and best practices for achieving sustainable...

    13 September 2016

  • Project

    Trade liberalisation, infrastructure and firm performance: Evidence from Ethiopia

    This project seeks to analyse the role of improvements in infrastructure on the transmission of trade liberalisation effects to domestic firms.  While the literature has highlighted trade liberalisation and infrastructure development as effective strategies for economic growth and development, not much is known about the complementarity between the two in generating growth...

    23 Aug 2016 | Fitsum Zewdu Mulugeta, Marco Sanfilippo, Asha Sundaram

  • Project

    Neighbourhood effects and social capital in urban housing: Evidence from random neighbourhood assignment

    In Africa, the population living in cities is set to triple by 2050. Government policy will play a key role in planning urban environments, including providing affordable housing and public goods for people moving to new urban neighbourhoods. How can urban policies be designed to promote flourishing communities and efficient delivery of public services? How can policy...

    22 Aug 2016 | Berihu Assefa Gebrehiwot, Simon Franklin, Alebel Weldesilassie

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Curse of anonymity or tyranny of distance? (Working paper)

    18 Aug 2016 | Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Quinn

  • Blog post

    Curse of anonymity or tyranny of distance? The impacts of job-search support in urban Ethiopia

    Urban jobs are key drivers of economic growth in developing countries. Finding ways to connect and match young and skilled workers with better jobs remains a key policy challenge. In Ethiopia, experiments with training and transport subsidies show great promise. Unemployment is high among young people in Africa, especially in urban areas. While many young people come to...

    21 Jul 2016 | Simon Franklin, Stefano Caria

  • Project

    Smart cities

    With a demand from Ethiopia's Ministry of Urban Development and Housing of the government of Ethiopia, a project on smart cities was launched in 2015. The project involves three experts in the urban development sector: Belay File (principal investigator), Eyasu Kumera and Yonas Abate (co-investigators). The project seeks to conduct an overview of a smart city and its...

    14 Jun 2016 | Belay File Garoma