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Exiting Financial Repression : The Case of Ethiopia (English)

Ethiopia's framework for managing its monetary and foreign exchange policy has relied on some standard instruments of financial repression. Over time, the framework has led to the buildup of large macro-financial imbalances. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9082 DEC 12, 2019

Chauffour,Jean-Pierre Christophe; Gobezie,Muluneh Ayalew Disclosed

Ethiopia's Energy Sector Transformation (English)

By assisting the Government of Ethiopia in incorporating gender-focused solutions, bolstering markets for off-grid products, and scaling up private sector participation in the country’s vast renewable energy resources, ESMAP has facilitated new investments, strategies, and approaches to help reach the goal of universal electricity access. ... See More +

Brief 143637 NOV 14, 2019

Kistler,Jacqueline Purtell Disclosed

Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Ethiopia (English)

Doing business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 143876 OCT 24, 2019

Disclosed

Unlocking Ethiopia's Urban Land and Housing Markets : Synthesis Report (English)

The Ethiopia Urban Land Supply and Affordable Housing Study (EULSAH) responds to the request fromthe Government of Ethiopia (GoE), Ministry of Urban Development and Construction to carry outfollow-on technical assistance to the Ethiopia Urbanization Review (EUR) jointly published by theWorld Bank and the GoE in 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 138371 OCT 01, 2019

ICF International Ltd.; Hommann,Kirsten; Walley,Simon Christopher; Zhang,Yan F.; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Takamatsu,Shinya; Smit,Dan; Yoshida,Nobuo; Alemayehu,Abebaw; Rajashekar,Anirudh Venkatanarayan; Kaganova,Olga; Wood,Davina Theresa; Lakew,Bizuneh Gultu; Berrisford,Stephen Disclosed

Magnitude and Distribution of Electricity and Water Subsidies for Households in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)

In Addis Ababa, an increasing block tariff has been used to calculate households' monthly bills for electricity and water services. This study estimates the magnitudes of the combined water and electricity subsidies received by households with private connections to the electricity grid and piped water network in 2016, and it evaluates the distribution of these subsidies among wealth groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9025 SEP 26, 2019

Cardenas,Helena; Whittington,Dale Disclosed

Decentralization’s Effects on Education and Health : Evidence from Ethiopia (English)

The authors explore the effects of decentralization on education and health in Ethiopia using an original database covering all of the country’s regions and woredas (local governments). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 141915 SEP 01, 2019

Faguet,Jean-Paul; Khan,Qaiser M.; Kanth,Devarakonda Priyanka Disclosed

Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)

The latest push for industrialization in Ethiopia has attracted much academic and public interest. This paper assesses Ethiopia's competitiveness and attractiveness as an investment destination by comparing domestic productivity and input costs to a sample of manufacturing exporting countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8980 AUG 13, 2019

Caria,Stefano Disclosed

Jobs in Global Value Chains : New Evidence for Four African Countries in International Perspective (English)

What is the potential for job growth in Africa under participation in global value chains (GVCs)? In this study the concept of GVC jobs is introduced which tracks the number of jobs associated with GVC production of goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8953 JUL 31, 2019

Pahl,Stefan; Timmer,Marcel Peter; Gouma,Reitze; Woltjer,Pieter J. Disclosed

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) Africa 2018 : Strengthening Debt Management Capacity - Ethiopia Quick Facts (English)

This Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) 2018 brief is for Ethiopia, and covers the period January to December 2018.

Brief 140702 JUL 31, 2019

French Disclosed

Ethiopia - Estimating the Impact of the Mojo-Hawassa Expressway (English)

Impact evaluation research examining the impact of the Expressway on local, regional, and national outcomes

Brief 138767 JUL 03, 2019

Disclosed

Disaster Risk Profile : Ethiopia (English)

The Africa disaster risk financing (ADRF) initiative, launched in 2015 and implemented by global facility for disaster reduction and recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank, supports the development of risk financing strategies at regional, national, and local levels to help African countries make informed decisions to improve post-disaster financial response capacity to mitigate the socio-economic, fiscal, and financial impacts of disasters. ... See More +

Working Paper 143689 JUL 01, 2019

Disclosed

Stability and Evolution of Preferences for Improved Cookstoves -- A Difference-in-Difference Analysis of a Choice Experiment from Ethiopia (English)

There is a growing effort in the non-market valuation literature toward better understanding of the stability and evolution of preferences over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8928 JUN 28, 2019

Dissanayake,Sahan T. M.; Voigt,George; Cooper, Abbie; Beyene, Abebe Damte; Bluffstone,Randall; Gebreegziabher,Zenebe; LaFave, Daniel; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Impacts of Improved Biomass Cookstoves on Child and Adult Health : Experimental Evidence from Rural Ethiopia (English)

This paper presents the three-year impacts of an improved biomass cookstove on child and adult health in rural Ethiopia. After near complete stove adoption during an initial one-year randomized controlled trial, 60 percent of treatment households continued to use the improved stoves three-years on and experienced reductions in hazardous airborne particulate matter. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8929 JUN 28, 2019

LaFave,Daniel; Beyene,Abebe Damte; Bluffstone,Randall; Dissanayake,Sahan T. M.; Gebreegziabher,Zenebe; Mekonnen,Alemu; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Do Improved Biomass Cookstoves Reduce PM2.5 Concentrations ? If So, for Whom ? Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia (English)

Improved biomass cookstoves have been promoted as important intermediate technologies to reduce fuelwood consumption and possibly cut household air pollution in low-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8930 JUN 28, 2019

Bluffstone,Randall; LaFave,Daniel; Mekonnen,Alemu; Dissanayake,Sahan; Beyene,Abebe Damte; Gebreegziabher,Zenebe; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Safe and Resilient Cities in Ethiopia : City Strength Diagnostics in Nine Regional Capitals and Dire Dawa City Administration (English)

This report captures the outcomes of the TA on Strengthening Urban Resilience in Ethiopia, including City Strength Diagnostic carried out in the Dire Dawa City Administration and nine regional capitals of Ethiopia. ... See More +

Report 139239 JUN 27, 2019

Disclosed

Education for Resilience : Exploring the experience of refugee students in three communities in Ethiopia (English)

The objective of this report is to support evidence-based decision making for refugee education in Ethiopia. This study was designed to inform existing and pipeline projects of the Government of Ethiopia, the World Bank, and key development partners, and to provide help with long-term engagement of the World Bank on education in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Report 139064 JUN 22, 2019

Disclosed

Full Esteem Ahead ? Mindset-Oriented Business Training in Ethiopia (English)

Is there a mindset gap holding women back in business? Can entrepreneurship training instill a set of attitudes, behaviors, and strategies that are thought to underpin success in business such as motivation, perseverance, and self-confidence? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8892 JUN 17, 2019

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Papineni,Sreelakshmi; Wolf,Kathrin Disclosed

Market Size, Sunk Costs of Entry, and Transport Costs : An Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Demand-Side Factors versus Supply-Side Factors on Manufacturing Productivity (English)

This paper uses plant-level, panel data from the Ethiopian manufacturing census to estimate the effects of demand-side and supply-side factors on industrywide aggregate productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8875 JUN 10, 2019

Jones,Patricia H.; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) in Agriculture and Food Systems in Ethiopia : An Analysis of Beef, Coffee, and Maize (English)

The World Bank Group has developed a new diagnostic approach called Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD). This study pilots the use of the World Bank’s MFD approach to identify areas along value chains (VCs) where the private sector is involved. ... See More +

Report 138926 JUN 01, 2019

Choudhary,Vikas; Taddese,Deriba Mekonnen; Duressa,Rutta Firdissa; Abebe,Ananeya Girma; Pringle,Duncan James; Woldergioris, Beza Hailu Disclosed

The Exchange Rate : Why It Matters for Structural Transformation and Growth in Ethiopia (English)

Ethiopia has achieved sustained high growth for more than a decade. At the same time, the country has been facing several economic challenges, including falling exports, chronic foreign currency shortages, as well as a slow pace of structural transformation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8868 MAY 29, 2019

Haile,Fiseha Disclosed

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Exiting Financial Repression : The Case of Ethiopia (English)
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DEC 12, 2019 WPS9082 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia's Energy Sector Transformation (English)
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NOV 14, 2019 143637 Brief
Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Ethiopia (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 143876 Working Paper
Unlocking Ethiopia's Urban Land and Housing Markets : Synthesis Report (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 138371 Working Paper
Magnitude and Distribution of Electricity and Water Subsidies for Households in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)
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SEP 26, 2019 WPS9025 Policy Research Working Paper
Decentralization’s Effects on Education and Health : Evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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SEP 01, 2019 141915 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8980 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs in Global Value Chains : New Evidence for Four African Countries in International Perspective (English)
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JUL 31, 2019 WPS8953 Policy Research Working Paper
Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) Africa 2018 : Strengthening Debt Management Capacity - Ethiopia Quick Facts (English)
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JUL 31, 2019 140702 Brief French
Ethiopia - Estimating the Impact of the Mojo-Hawassa Expressway (English)
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JUL 03, 2019 138767 Brief
Disaster Risk Profile : Ethiopia (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 143689 Working Paper
Stability and Evolution of Preferences for Improved Cookstoves -- A Difference-in-Difference Analysis of a Choice Experiment from Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 WPS8928 Policy Research Working Paper
Impacts of Improved Biomass Cookstoves on Child and Adult Health : Experimental Evidence from Rural Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 WPS8929 Policy Research Working Paper
Do Improved Biomass Cookstoves Reduce PM2.5 Concentrations ? If So, for Whom ? Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 WPS8930 Policy Research Working Paper
Safe and Resilient Cities in Ethiopia : City Strength Diagnostics in Nine Regional Capitals and Dire Dawa City Administration (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 139239 Report
Education for Resilience : Exploring the experience of refugee students in three communities in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 22, 2019 139064 Report
Full Esteem Ahead ? Mindset-Oriented Business Training in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8892 Policy Research Working Paper
Market Size, Sunk Costs of Entry, and Transport Costs : An Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Demand-Side Factors versus Supply-Side Factors on Manufacturing Productivity (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 WPS8875 Policy Research Working Paper
Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) in Agriculture and Food Systems in Ethiopia : An Analysis of Beef, Coffee, and Maize (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138926 Report
The Exchange Rate : Why It Matters for Structural Transformation and Growth in Ethiopia (English)
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MAY 29, 2019 WPS8868 Policy Research Working Paper