Showing all Projects in Ethiopia

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    Drought and informal insurance groups: A randomised intervention of index-based rainfall insurance in rural Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian economy is still predominantly dependent on rain-fed agriculture. Drought is a common occurrence, and financial markets, especially those offering insurance, are underdeveloped. The costs of such uninsured risk are high, from immediate welfare losses for farmers to the discouragement of innovation and investment in modern technologies. Crop insurance is one...

    4 Sep 2014 | Stefan Dercon, Ingo Outes-Leon, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Tassew Woldehanna, Daniel Clarke, Ruth Vargas Hill

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    Background paper on Vocational Education in Ethiopia

    This report presents a background study of the state of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ethiopia. Krishnan and Shaorshadze discuss the state of TVET in Ethiopia, as well as the contextual information on education system and economic indicators in Ethiopia as they relate to the TVET implementation and policy. They argue that given the supply-driven...

    1 Sep 2012 | Pramila Krishnan, Irina Shaorshadze

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    Youth Unemployment: Ethiopia Country Study

    Unemployment in Ethiopia has declined markedly since 1999, both for youth and for the economy as a whole. However, while the economy has demonstrated impressive reductions in unemployment, in urban areas and for women, unemployment figures remain high. A recent IGC working paper by Nzinga H. Broussard (Ohio State University) and Gebrekidan Tekleselassie (University of...

    1 Jan 2012 | Nzinga Broussard, Tsegay Gebrekidan Tekleselassie

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    Road Infrastructure and Firm Level Productivity Dynamics in Ethiopia

    High transport cost is one of the major constraints of Africa’s competitiveness in the world market and economic growth. The Ethiopian government has made road sector development central in its development strategy and implemented two large-scale road sector development programs during 1997-2009. During this period, the road density per 1000 km2 has grown by more than 70%...

    1 May 2011 | Admasu Shiferaw, Måns Söderbom, Eyerusalem Siba, Getnet Alemu

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    An experimental study of pro-poor growth: factories and wage work versus self-employment

    Industrial development is clearly growth-promoting, but is this growth “pro-poor”? Given the absence of industrial development from the aid and policy agenda (namely achievement of the Millennium Development Goals), many governments and aid agencies seem to implicitly believe that industrial work is not pro-poor. This belief constrains policy innovation in industrial...

    1 Feb 2011 | Chris Blattman, Stefan Dercon

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    Innovation and diffusion of crops, inputs and techniques: evidence from a 15 year panel survey

    Further adoption of fertiliser and improved seeds are key to increased land productivity in Ethiopian agriculture. However, as in much of sub-Saharan Africa, the adoption and diffusion of such technologies has been slow. While supply side factors undoubtedly play a role, in this paper Pramila Krishnan and Manasa Patnam concentrate on the possibility that imperfect...

    1 Feb 2010 | Pramila Krishnan

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    Development Blossoming: Industrial Policy and the Evolution of the Kenyan and Ethiopian Floriculture Export

    The non-traditional agricultural exports (NTAE) sector offers African countries an opportunity to diversify export earnings away from the traditional agriculture exports (TAE) sector, further stimulating job creation for the low educated and asset-poor in rural areas, especially women. It is generally accepted that the private sector should take a lead in developing the...

    1 Feb 2010 | Rocco Macchiavello, Ameet Morjaria