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  • 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

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The determinants and implications of worker turnover in a nascent industry

    In this paper we analyse the determinants of turnover in the Ethiopian garment industry. We find suggestive evidence that turnover is costly for both workers and firms. To increase turnover we conduct a pilot field experiment. We compare the effect of a retention bonus schemes and an unconditional bonus payment on worker retention. Surprisingly, we find no statistically...

    1 Jun 2021 | Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Stefan Dercon, Lukas Hensel

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Branch management and firm credit: Evidence from Ethiopia

    In order to understand the functioning of banks and firm credit in low-income countries, we collect novel datasets on the management practices and credit conditions from the universe of bank branches in Ethiopia. Our preliminary findings indicate that branches with strong practices operate over longer geographic distances and supply more local credit. We also observe that...

    1 Jun 2021 | Nicola Gennaioli, Nicola Limodio, Francesco Strobbe

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The rental market in an industrialising city: Working paper

    In this paper we present new descriptive evidence from a unique survey of landlords carried out in the industrialising city of Hawassa, Ethiopia. In 2017, Hawassa saw the creation of a large industrial park employing today over 20,000 workers. We show that the rental market appears to be fairly competitive: most of the rental housing is offered by private landlords who own...

    18 May 2021 | Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Stefan Dercon