Implications for the Growth and transformation of Ethiopia
Last month a study called “The Social and Economic Impact of Child Undernutrition in Egypt, Ethiopia, Swaziland and Uganda”, and led by the African Union Commission (AUC) and NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency and supported by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN World Food Program (WFP) was launched in Addis Ababa.
Nolawi Melakedingel, Special to Addis Standard
The spectacular economic growth and overall development of South Asian countries was a source of envy since the 1980’s. Why it stayed an un-replicable and fragile industrialization model that was yet to prove its neo-liberal critiques has its roots in an aggressive state involvement despised by an assertive and well organized civil society and political thinkers who saw it as another unsustainable Chinese product.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn spent a busy week dedicated to public engagement in the last week of June when he met with the business community on June 27th at the UNECA conference center and discussed issues affecting the country’s emergence as industrial success among others.