A Sub-National Hunger Index for Ethiopia: Assessing Progress in Region-Level Outcomes

ESSP II Working Paper 5 "A Sub-National Hunger Index for Ethiopia: Assessing Progress in Region-Level Outcomes" by Emily Schmidt and Paul Dorosh. Abstract: Access to sufficient food and nutrients is essential for household welfare, as well as for accomplishing other development objectives. Households with insufficient access to food often face other challenges related to food >> Read more

Foreign Exchange Rationing, Wheat Markets, and Food Security in Ethiopia

ESSP II Working Paper 4 "Foreign Exchange Rationing, Wheat Markets, and Food Security in Ethiopia" by Paul Dorosh and Hashim Ahmed. Abstract: In spite of remarkable growth in Ethiopia’s agricultural production and overall real incomes (GDP/capita) from 2004/05 to 2008/09, prices of major cereals (teff, maize, wheat, and sorghum) have fluctuated sharply in both nominal >> Read more

Urbanization and Spatial Connectivity in Ethiopia: Urban Growth Analysis Using GIS

ESSP II Working Paper 3 "Urbanization and Spatial Connectivity in Ethiopia: Urban Growth Analysis Using GIS" by Emily Schmidt and Mekamu Kedir. Abstract: In comparison to other African countries, Ethiopia has a low urbanization rate. According to the World Bank World Development Report (WDR) 2009, Sub-Sahara Africa is 30 percent urbanized, whereas Ethiopia is only >> Read more

Implications of Accelerated Agricultural Growth on Household Incomes and Poverty in Ethiopia: A General Equilibrium Analysis

ESSP II Working Paper 2 "Implications of Accelerated Agricultural Growth on Household Incomes and Poverty in Ethiopia: A General Equilibrium Analysis" by Paul Dorosh and James Thurlow. Abstract: Ethiopia's national development strategy, A Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty for 2005/06 to 2009/10 (PASDEP) places a major emphasis on achieving high rates >> Read more

Infrastructure and Cluster Development: A Case Study of Handloom Weavers in Ethiopia

ESSP II Working Paper 1 "Infrastructure and Cluster Development: A Case Study of Handloom Weavers in Ethiopia" by Gezahegn Ayele, Jordan Chamberlin, Lisa Moorman, Kassu Wamisho, and Xiaobo Zhang. Abstract: Rural non-farm development plays a key role in generating employment in many developing countries. Clustering is an important industrial organization in the rural non-farm sector. >> Read more