Getnet Alemu is a researcher at the College of Development Studies of Addis Ababa University.
Content by Getnet Alemu
Publication - Working Paper
Road networks and enterprise performance in Ethiopia: Evidence from the road sector development programme
Poor infrastructure and high transport costs are among the major constraining factors for Africa’s global competitiveness and economic growth (World Bank 2009, Bloom and Sachs 1998). Transport costs in Africa are indeed among the highest in the developing world. Recently, many African countries have begun to address this problem through large-scale investment programmes...
High transport cost is one of the major constraints of Africa’s competitiveness in the world market and economic growth. The Ethiopian government has made road sector development central in its development strategy and implemented two large-scale road sector development programs during 1997-2009. During this period, the road density per 1000 km2 has grown by more than 70%...