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  • Event

    Dimensions of structural transformation in Ethiopia: Some recent evidence

    The conference on “Dimensions of Transformation in Ethiopia: Reflection from Recent Evidence” was held on September 13, 2016 in Addis Ababa. The conference aimed to bring together policy stakeholders and researchers from across Ethiopia and to showcase and learn from IGC Ethiopia’s research, share ideas, experiences and best practices for achieving sustainable...

    13 September 2016

  • Project

    Trade liberalisation, infrastructure and firm performance: Evidence from Ethiopia

    This project seeks to analyse the role of improvements in infrastructure on the transmission of trade liberalisation effects to domestic firms.  While the literature has highlighted trade liberalisation and infrastructure development as effective strategies for economic growth and development, not much is known about the complementarity between the two in generating growth...

    23 Aug 2016 | Fitsum Zewdu Mulugeta, Marco Sanfilippo, Asha Sundaram

  • Project

    Neighbourhood effects and social capital in urban housing: Evidence from random neighbourhood assignment

    In Africa, the population living in cities is set to triple by 2050. Government policy will play a key role in planning urban environments, including providing affordable housing and public goods for people moving to new urban neighbourhoods. How can urban policies be designed to promote flourishing communities and efficient delivery of public services? How can policy...

    22 Aug 2016 | Berihu Assefa Gebrehiwot, Simon Franklin, Alebel Weldesilassie

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Curse of anonymity or tyranny of distance? (Working paper)

    18 Aug 2016 | Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Quinn

  • Blog post

    Curse of anonymity or tyranny of distance? The impacts of job-search support in urban Ethiopia

    Urban jobs are key drivers of economic growth in developing countries. Finding ways to connect and match young and skilled workers with better jobs remains a key policy challenge. In Ethiopia, experiments with training and transport subsidies show great promise. Unemployment is high among young people in Africa, especially in urban areas. While many young people come to...

    21 Jul 2016 | Simon Franklin, Stefano Caria

  • Project

    Smart cities

    This paper sought to understand what a smart city would be in the Ethiopian context. The study investigated to what extent the urban data, technology, infrastructure, and networks allow for the implementation of future smart cities in Ethiopia. The management of rapid urbanisation has been a challenge in Ethiopia. A smart cities/smart solutions approach could...

    14 Jun 2016 | Belay File Garoma

  • Event

    Ethiopia Growth Forum 2016

    The 2016 Ethiopia Growth Forum (EGF) took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa on 7 March 2016. The Forum consisted of thematic sessions featuring presentations and discussions by researchers, policymakers, and representatives from international development institutions. It aimed to bring together policy stakeholders and researchers from across Ethiopia, share...

    7 March 2016

  • Project

    Trade liberalisation, firm productivity, and exit in Ethiopian manufacturing firms

    Prior to the early 1990s, Ethiopia pursued an inward looking state-­‐led industrial development strategy, based on import substitution policies through high tariffs and entry barriers. Since the mid-­‐1990s, the country has undertaken gradual process of unilateral trade liberalization and reform measures reducing tariffs significantly and lifting entry restrictions...

    25 Feb 2016 | Jeremy Foltz

  • Project

    Do managers use financial incentives effectively? Evidence from a field experiment in urban Ethiopia

    Firms in developing countries find it hard to recruit adequately skilled workers, and to motivate and retain them (World Bank, 2013; IGC, 2014). Yet, recent evidence suggests that many firms do not use standard financial rewards to attract high quality workers and increase their performance (Bloom et al., 2010; Fafchamps and Woodruff, 2014). Are financial rewards too costly...

    16 Dec 2015 | Simon Quinn, Stefano Caria, Girum Abebe

  • Blog post

    Urban experimentation: How housing, transport, and infrastructure projects are revolutionising Addis Ababa

    With increasing migration into African cities, the planning and design of emerging cities becomes increasingly important. Greater efforts to provide affordable housing, better transport links, and investments in infrastructure around Addis Ababa have shown tremendous promise in helping shaping the city into a more productive, inclusive, and liveable space for the new...

    8 Oct 2015 | Julia Bird, Simon Franklin