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    Low cost housing for Africa's cities? The impact of the Government Condominium Scheme in Ethiopia

    Cities in Africa face severe shortages of affordable formal housing. It is estimated that Ethiopia’s current housing deficit in urban areas is about a million units, and that only 30 percent of the current housing stock is in decent condition. Many of the capital city’s inhabitants live in sub-standard housing conditions without access to important urban services. In...

    8 Oct 2015 | Berihu Assefa Gebrehiwot, Simon Franklin, Alebel Weldesilassie

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    Rural electrification, migration and structural transformation: Evidence from Ethiopia

    Electrification and industrialisation of developing economies are closely linked. This study assessed whether electrification of rural areas can help to induce structural economic transformation, and whether it has an effect on in-country migration patterns. We found that Ethiopia’s rural electrification policies led to structural transformation of village...

    4 Sep 2015 | David Lagakos, Stephie Fried

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    Fading choice: Market development and the range of goods available across space

    A simple measure of market development is the range of products available across space. Current studies of market development focus exclusively on one particular aspect of development: the spatial integration of markets measured by the spatial variation in prices. In contrast, we aim to study the spatial variation in products. This idea derives from an analysis of consumer...

    23 Jul 2015 | Jan-Willem Gunning, Pramila Krishnan, Peng Zhang, Andualem Mengistu

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    IGC Ethiopia: Urbanisation Workshop

    Venue: United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Date: 2 July 2015 The IGC Ethiopia Country Programme partnered with the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) to find solutions to Ethiopian growth challenges, based on independent research of the highest quality. The Urbanisation Workshop was part of a broader research programme,...

    2 July 2015

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    Climate change, contracts and technology adoption: Evidence from Ethiopia

    There is a growing concern about the adverse impacts climate change would have on the short term and long term welfare of societies both in developed and developing economies. The most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)[1] warns of “severe, pervasive, and irreversible” impacts of global warming, particularly on poor communities who are...

    15 Apr 2015 | Fuje Neda Habtamu, Kassahun Melesse, Atnafu Gebremeskel Sore

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    Africa: New Opportunities, Old Impediments

    The 2014 Harold Wincott memorial lecture was given by Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, on Wednesday 8th October 2014 at Local Government House, London SW1. The title of his lecture was: "Africa: New Opportunities, Old Impediments".

    8 October 2014

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    Friends of IGC Ethiopia Dinner

    The IGC Ethiopia team (including Professor Douglas Gollin, Lead Acadmic) hosted an informal dinner with a group of five policymakers at Gusto Restaurant, Addis Ababa.

    10 July 2014

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    Seminar: Spatial Differences in Well-Being (Professor Douglas Gollin)

    On 10 July 2014, Professor Douglas Gollin (Lead Academic, IGC Ethiopia) held a seminar at EDRI entitled "Spatial Differences in Well-Being: Evidence from Density-Linked DHS Data". IGC Ethiopia Lead Academic, Professor Douglas Gollin, presented findings from an ongoing research project that examines differences in living standards across space. In addition to the local...

    10 July 2014