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