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  • Publication - Project Report

    Privatisation for sustainable growth in Ethiopia: A review

    In this report, we recognise the limits of the private sector. Hence, we argue that there is a legitimate and important role for the state. This very much varies from country to country given heterogeneous initial political and economic conditions. Both market fundamentalism or neo-liberalism and exclusive state planning and control have their own respective shortcomings....

    6 May 2021 | Abbi Mamo Kedir, Biniam Bedasso

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Job flows and worker turnover: Evidence from matched employer‑employee data from Ethiopia

    This paper examines job and worker flows in the formal private sector of Ethiopia using matched employer-employee data. We find a very high worker turnover rate (38%) associated with a relatively lacklustre job growth. Nearly half of worker turnover is driven by firm-level job creation and destruction while the other half is due to excess turnover or churning. A...

    23 Apr 2021 | Admasu Shiferaw, Måns Söderbom, Getnet Alemu

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Artisanal and small-scale mining in Ethiopia: Scoping study for a comprehensive survey

    The mineral sector remains underdeveloped in Ethiopia. The share of this industry in GDP has been less than 1% in recent years. The sector is dominated by artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), which employs more than 1.2 million people from rural communities and urban youth. The main objective of this scoping study is to identify and isolate issues that need to...

    19 Apr 2021 | Andrew Keilli, Hailu Elias, Kebede Bekele

  • Publication - Project Report

    Households' attitudes towards school reopening during COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Evidence from phone surveys

    This report highlights key results from a phone survey of households in Addis Ababa and Oromia during the winter of 2020. Results focus on the ways in which labour market and educational outcomes were affected by COVID-19.

    13 Apr 2021 | Daniel Agness, Pascaline Dupas, Marcel Fafchamps, Tigabu Getahun, Eva Lestant

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Households’ attitudes towards schools reopening during COVID-19 in Ethiopia

    This policy brief reports on the findings from a phone survey focusing on educational outcomes and plans in Ethiopia and how they were affected by COVID-19. The survey was conducted with households living in Addis Ababa and neighbouring areas of Oromia in the fall of 2020. It documents how parents and children responded to the reopening of schools. Prior to...

    13 Apr 2021 | Girum Abebe, Daniel Agness, Pascaline Dupas, Marcel Fafchamps, Tigabu Getahun, Eva Lestant

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Export incentives and artisanal gold exports: Supplier level evidence from Ethiopia

    This study aims to evaluate the performance of the gold export sector in Ethiopia to identify the main challenges the sector is facing; to assess impacts of the incentive mechanisms the NBE avails to suppliers of gold; and to suggest policy recommendations to improve the performance of the sector.

    13 Apr 2021 | Kiflu Molla, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde

  • Blog post

    Housing in Hawassa: How to accommodate migrant labour in industrialising cities

    Lessons from China might inform urbanisation and industrialisation in Ethiopia, including labour rights and housing policies within an expanding manufacturing market. As we discuss in the first blog of this China-Africa series, urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa has so far not been accompanied by a process of industrialisation, contrasting with the development...

    30 Nov 2020 | Astrid Haas, Sebastian Kriticos, Nicolas Lippolis

  • Project

    The impact of COVID-19 on Ethiopia’s industrial parks: A rapid review

    Over the past decade, the government of Ethiopia has pursued a strategy of labour-intensive industrialisation through export-oriented light manufacturing. The strategy is predicated on the use of low-cost labour as a source of competitive advantage within global value chains. For this purpose, the government has encouraged large-scale foreign direct investment (FDI) in the...

    23 Oct 2020 | Pramila Krishnan, Christian Meyer, Andualem Mengistu

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Firms in Ethiopia’s industrial parks: COVID-19 impacts, challenges, and government response

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for Ethiopia’s ambitious industrialisation agenda focused on export-oriented light manufacturing. To quantify the impacts of COVID-19 on firms in Ethiopia’s export processing zones, the World Bank Group in cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia administered a phone survey of firms. Survey data suggest...

    23 Oct 2020 | Pramila Krishnan, Eduard Krkoska, Koen Maaskant, Andualem Mengistu, Christian Meyer

  • Project

    The impacts of COVID-19 in the Amhara National Regional State

    Since Ethiopia’s first case of COVID-19 on 13 March 2020, the number of confirmed cases displayed a steady but manageable increase until the end of June 2020. Nevertheless, the country has witnessed a sharp spike in the number of confirmed cases and deaths in July 2020, and it is difficult to determine which side of the peak Ethiopia is on. However, there is enough...

    4 Aug 2020 | Tilahun Emiru, Getachew Abegaz