Emerging Ethiopia Issue II

22 Jun 2017

  • Achieving the SDGs in Ethiopia: It is all about sound policy choices and commitment to their implementation

Ethiopia has already embraced the SDGs and indications are that the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) II will integrate the goals fully. It has gained significant experience in terms of integrating MDGs into its successive medium term national development plans, which makes it easier for the country to do the same for SDGs. However, the complexity, scope, requirements for monitoring and review, and the required means of implementation of SDGs means that the country should do more than what it did for MDGs, starting from planning and implementation to monitoring and evaluation, to increase the likelihood of achievement. 

  • Good Governance and Democracy Building: Why they matter so much for Ethiopia?

Good governance is everything; it is so wide that sometimes it is even difficult to distinguish between development and good governance. 

  • Deepening community based natural resources management: An engine for green economy in the high lands of Ethiopia 

A green economy defined as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The Government of Ethiopia development path should maintain, enhance and, where necessary, rebuild natural capital as a critical economic asset and as a source of public benefits, especially for poor people whose livelihoods and security depend on nature.

  • Why Strong Data Management System is Important to the Green Economy and Sustainable Development? 

The path to Green Economy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are exceedingly mingled concepts. The international community has realized the importance of green economy in achieving the SDGs. 

  • Investing in the Pillars of Sustainable Green Economy:  The Case for Farmers’ Varieties and their Wild Relatives

Ethiopia’s population is expected to pass the 100 million mark in the coming years, placing further strain on ensuring food security for Africa’s second most populous nation. Climate change is increasing the severity and frequency of droughts and floods that are leaving millions vulnerable.

  • Ethiopia’s Demographic Conundrum and its implication over national development and stability

The relationship between rapid population growth and the capacity of our earth has been a matter of controversies for a long time and would increasingly continue so in the future.

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