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  • Event

    Coping with shocks: Resilience in Ethiopia’s ready-made garment industry

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgbI7uYm3n8&t=3s Ethiopia’s industrial exports depend on the ready-made garment industry mostly located in industrial parks. In addition to the pandemic, factories in Ethiopia faced another shock related to the conflict in the northern parts of the country and the resulting removal of Ethiopia from the free trade privileges provided by...

    4 May 2022

  • Blog post

    The gender imbalances in Ethiopia’s dairy value chains

    Traditional gender roles that often inhibit women’s agency and access to resources also have the ability to affect their roles in employment. We study the gendered division of labour in dairy value chains in Ethiopia to examine the activities that women are involved in and how involvement differs across farms. Our results show that as dairy farms increase in size and gain...

    24 Mar 2022 | Bart Minten, Seneshaw Tamru

  • Blog post

    Prospects for rural jobs in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia’s burgeoning rural population are in need of off-farm employment which the heavily agriculture-reliant economy will struggle to provide. As available land becomes less accessible, rural youth need alternative sources of income to support themselves. To answer this, we surveyed households in Ethiopia on the types of income sources currently available and what...

    24 Jan 2022 | Fantu Nisrane Bachewe, Seneshaw Tamru, Bethelhem Koru Aga

  • Event

    Features of the Ethiopian labour market: Structure and response to shocks

    This webinar features presentations of the Ethiopian labour market along with the impact of the pandemic on jobs and responses led by high-level experts from Jobs Creation Commission, the International Growth Centre (IGC), World Bank Group (WBG), and Oxford University (OU). Many ideas on the changing world of work and labour market recovery are shared during this engaging...

    5 August 2021

  • Project

    Neighbourhoods of opportunity? Moving to public housing in Addis Ababa

    Governments all over the world use housing assistance programmes to improve the living standards of the poor. In Ethiopia, like many developing countries today, these programmes take the form of large-scale household estates built in new neighbourhoods by the government and then given away either at subsidised prices or for free. These programmes may directly improve the...

    15 Jul 2021 | Simon Franklin

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Unemployment and self-employment in urban Ethiopia: Determinants and scenarios

    Urban labour markets in Ethiopia feature very high rates of unemployment and own-account work, with an unemployment rate of 23.5% and a self-employment rate of 25.9% in Addis Ababa, according to the 2016 Urban Employment and Unemployment Survey (UEUS). This study documents facts about the labour market situation of workers in Addis Ababa by skill type and uses a...

    10 Jun 2021 | Markus Poschke

  • Project

    Gender discrimination in access to capital: Experimental evidence from Ethiopian SGBs

    Access to capital is widely considered a key accelerator for business productivity and growth. Gender discrimination against entrepreneurs, who form the largest sector of the labor force in sub-Saharan Africa, may drive gender gaps in access to capital and subsequently reduce the performance of female-owned businesses. This raises concerns about both gender equity and...

    8 Jun 2021 | Shanthi Manian, Ketki Sheth

  • Publication - Project Report

    The impact of COVID-19 on Amhara National Regional State’s economy (Final report)

    7 Jun 2021 | Getachew Abegaz, Seneshaw Tamru, Tilahun Emiru

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The impact of COVID-19 on Amhara National Regional State’s economy

    Since the first COVID-19 case in the Amhara National Regional State (ANRS) was detected on March 27, 2020, it has been feared that the virus would seriously damage the region’s economy. This study examines the impact of the pandemic on tourism and hotels, remittances, and government finance. It then conducts macro-level growth accounting and Social Accounting...

    7 Jun 2021 | Getachew Abegaz, Seneshaw Tamru, Tilahun Emiru