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  • Blog post

    Trade liberalisation in developing countries: The importance of roads

    Research on Ethiopia shows that trade liberalisation can boost the productivity of firms in developing countries, but only if they have access to good roads. Gains from trade liberalisation are not uniform within countries Many developing countries have liberalised trade in the hope that greater international exposure will improve the performance of local firms.  Lower...

    13 Apr 2018 | Marco Sanfilippo, Asha Sundaram

  • Event

    Policy reform and economic change: Findings from IGC studies in Ethiopia

    This half-day event showcases evidence form IGC-funded research projects that focus on industrial development and public service delivery and aims to share ideas, experiences and best practices for achieving sustainable growth in Ethiopia. The conference brings together policy stakeholders and local and international researchers. The projects covered by this event...

    22 February 2018

  • Blog post

    Consumer welfare impacts of high transport costs in rural Ethiopia

    Access to a variety of manufactured goods reduces in relation to the distance from urban centers. Accordingly, reductions in transport costs increase consumer welfare through higher incomes, lower prices, and increased variety.  Transport and consumption in Ethiopia Transport costs reduce consumer welfare, not only through lower incomes and higher prices, but also...

    29 Jan 2018 | Pramila Krishnan, Jan-Willem Gunning, Andualem Mengistu

  • Project

    Understanding Industrial Parks

    Ethiopia has recently launched an ambitious programme of industrialisation. The government of this fast-growing, densely populated country hopes to attract foreign investment in its brand-new industrial parks by offering a large workforce, competitive wages, cheap electricity and good infrastructure. Several garment factories have already started production in the...

    18 Jan 2018 | Stefano Caria, Simon Quinn, Stefan Dercon

  • Project

    Agricultural cooperatives in Ethiopia: Do they matter?

    This project aims to provide first-hand empirical evidence on the potential of agricultural cooperatives in transforming smallholder and traditional farming in Ethiopia.  Evaluating the effectiveness of these local organisations in terms of the promises they are supposed to deliver and facilitating agricultural transformation and commercialisation provides relevant...

    3 Jan 2018 | Kibrom A. Abay, Guush Berhanu

  • Publication - Project Report

    Alternative formation of rural savings and credit cooperatives and their implications: Evidence from Ethiopia

    11 Dec 2017 | Kibrom A. Abay, Bethelhem Koru, Gashaw Abate, Guush Berhanu

  • Project

    The implications of worker, match and firm heterogeneity for unemployment and self-employment in Ethiopia

    More than half of the labour force in Addis Ababa is self-employed, in casual or temporary employment, or unemployed (2012 Urban Employment and Unemployment Survey of the Ethiopian CSA). These numbers are similar in other sub-Saharan African economies but much smaller in developed economies. To understand whether policies can affect these outcomes, and if so, how, it is...

    24 Oct 2017 | Markus Poschke

  • Case Study: Firms

    Mapping industrialisation in Africa

    Our series of ‘enterprise maps’ offers the first comprehensive analysis of the industrial sectors in five African countries for potential investors and policymakers seeking to foster industrial development.

    20 Oct 2017

  • Project

    A study of the constraints to civil servant productivity in Ethiopia

    Our understanding of the drivers of productivity in the public sector is limited, despite a high proportion of national income being spent through the state in many developing countries. Researchers surveyed civil servants across different levels of government in Ethiopia to assess the link between incentives and productivity in the country’s public sector. They...

    13 Oct 2017 | Ravi Somani, Stefan Dercon, Daniel Rogger

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Weather risks, contracts, and technology adoption: Evidence from Ethiopia

    9 Oct 2017 | Kassahun Melesse, Atnafu Gebremeskel Sore, Fuje Neda Habtamu