Agriculture and the Economic Transformation of Ethiopia

ESSP II Working Paper 10 "Agriculture and the Economic Transformation of Ethiopia" by John W. Mellor and Paul Dorosh. Abstract: Economic development transforms an economy from one that is largely agricultural to one that is largely manufacturing and services. Since agriculture currently dominates Ethiopia’s economy and employment, however, there is an issue as to what >> Read more

Economic Implications of Foreign Exchange Rationing in Ethiopia

ESSP II Working Paper 9 "Economic Implications of Foreign Exchange Rationing in Ethiopia" by Paul Dorosh, Sherman Robinson, and Hashim Ahmed. Abstract: Ethiopia enjoyed remarkable economic growth from 2004/05 to 2008/09, in large part due to increases in foreign transfers and capital inflows combined with expanded domestic credit to fund major increases in private and >> Read more

The Governance of Service Delivery for the Poor and Women: A Study of Rural Water Supply in Ethiopia

ESSP II Working Paper 8 "The Governance of Service Delivery for the Poor and Women: A Study of Rural Water Supply in Ethiopia" by Tewodaj Mogues, Marc J. Cohen, Regina Birner, Mamusha Lemma, Josee Randriamamonjy, Fanaye Tadesse, and Zelekawork Paulos. Abstract: This study presents empirical findings on drinking water supply in Ethiopia from a set >> Read more

Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens

ESSP II Working Paper 7 "Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens" by Tewodaj Mogues, Marc J. Cohen, Regina Birner, Mamusha Lemma, Josee Randriamamonjy, Fanaye Tadesse, and Zelekawork Paulos. Abstract: Drawing on a household survey collected in eight woredas in seven Ethiopian regions in 2009, as well as on qualitative fieldwork in >> Read more

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