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Development Improves in Ethiopia, But Just Slightly
By Martha van der Wolf
ADDIS ABABA — The United Nations Development Program has released its 2013 Human Development Index. Despite recent economic growth, Ethiopia is still near the bottom of the index.
Ethiopia ranks 173 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index 2013, unveiled by the United Nations Development Program, UNDP, on Friday.
The Index is part of the Human Development Report that is presented annually and measures life expectancy, income and education in countries around the world.
Since 2000, Ethiopia has registered greater gains than all but two other countries in the world - Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. But it still ranks close to the bottom of the Index.
However, Samuel Bwalya, an economic advisor for UNDP, says that not only the ranking is important.
“I think what matters in the index is how you’re moving, your own human development progress within the country, so you’re moving from 0.275 to 0.378, that movement is what matters," said Bwalya. "It means that your country is making progress in human development. Now the ranking depends on how other countries are also faring.”
This year's Human Development Report focuses on the major gains made since 2000 in most countries in the global South.
UNDP believes sub-Saharan Africa can achieve higher levels of human development if it deepens its engagement with other regions of the South.
But those countries must overcome many challenges, such as low life expectancy, high levels of inequality and the growing threat for environmental disasters that could halt or reverse the recent gains in human development.
Bwalya says that government policies are central to human development in Ethiopia:
“The most important is to continuously commit to two policy arenas: the economic program in the country is robust and the government should have continuous commitment to development," he explained. "The second is that it should continue the social protection program that has been so important in reducing poverty.”
While the Human Development Report and Index celebrate improvements across the developing world, a hard fact remains - 24 out of the 25 lowest ranked countries are on the African continent.
“Despite recent economic growth, Ethiopia is still near the bottom of the index.”
Why?Because Ethiopia start from very low base.
All Ethiopians call for removal of woyane and TPLF from Ethiopia for good. This is yet another indication a group that does not represent the people and defining the will of the people is causing a great deal of damage to the country and true growth and the future of Ethiopia.
Empty propaganda is not substitute for true growth. Organizations like EFFORT need to be put out of business the people responsible for looting put to jail!!!
I always imagined Ethiopia would be higher than at least(161 Haiti ,167 Rwanda, 161 uganda ) I am rooting for you Ethiopia you could be at the top of the list maybe not in my life time (being in my early 20s) that is telling a lot. The majority if not all the landlocked countries are at the bottom of the list.
This is proof that
3- ethnic federalism and most of all 4- lies in growth by the GOE are proving to be futile. Unfinished, empty buildings and roads are not indicators of growth. The only low base here is Tplf who handed over to shabia the Afar region, including our port Asab. Not to mention 20 years of war in support of shabia followed by another 22 of dictatorship. That is where the low base is at.
“Since 2000, Ethiopia has registered greater gains than all but two other countries in the world (UN)”
YET, VOA’S Martha van der Wolf ALWAYS MANAGES TO TURN EVEN GOOD NEWS INTO BAD NEWS…SHE’S WHITE, SO SHE MUST BE RIGHT, EH?
DEDEB DIASPORA HIZB!
“The legislative framework against corruption in Ethiopia is comprehensive and strong.
Recent years have seen some improvements in the perception of corruption in Ethiopia, which could reflect greater anti-corruption efforts, including in the fight against high-level corruption.
Ethiopia enacted an Assets and Property Registration Law in March 2010 as part of its anti-corruption efforts. The law requires that government officials and their relatives register their assets and properties and is aimed at reducing the prevalence of corruption in the country.
The government-established Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) provides investment information and a one-stop shop that reportedly has cut the cost of obtaining investment and business licences.
CoST Ethiopia was established in 2012, after three-years as a pilot country with the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), which aims at enhancing transparency and accountability in the construction sector focusing specially on public disclosure of information.”
BUSINESS ANTI-CORRUPTION PORTAL,OCTOBER 2012
Ethiopia has friends as many as her enemies.
Remember that the UNDP is one agency that doesn’t use all available indices. The UN itself has reported the reduction of infant mortality AND poverty. It all depends on what statistics they decided to use.
GOD BLESS ETHIOPIA
WHERE ARE ALL WOYANE BUCHILOCH… LOL
ADDIS ZEMEN, WHERE R YOU? NOTHING TO SAY HUH???!!! DESPITE ALL THE WORE ABOUT THE “DEVELOPMENTAL STATE” AND “FANTASTIC GORWTH", WE ARE STILL AT THE BOTTOME, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE AT THE BOTTOM UNITL TPLF AGAMES GO BACK TO MEKELE!!!
LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA WITHOUT AGAMES!!!
You guys are idiots!
The UNDP report clearly indicates that Ethiopia’s human development index has improved by 44% since 2000!
Sorry but siltan in NOT meant4you idiots!
agame [idiot visitor],
WE ARE HERE!…LOL
Read the following direct quote from the UNDP:
“In a press statement issued in connection with the launch of the 2013 Human Development Index, today March 15 2013 The United Nations Development programme (UNDP) announced that human development in more than 40 developing countries has improved.
According to the press statement the report titled ‘The Rise of the South: Human progress in a diverse world’, examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast -rising new powers of the developing world and its long- term implications for human development. The report indicated that since 2000 Ethiopia’s human development index has improved by 44%.”
To develop human Ethiopia need to learn more from the Chinese. the Chinese need to be encouraged to remember Ethiopia/Africa more than ever.The number of domestic travelers in China risen to 3 billion over 2012, while the figure for outbound travelers was estimated to top 80 million, said Dai Bin, president of China Tourism Academy, noting however that growth in inbound tourist population remained flat from the previous year.
Average travel expenditures for both urban and rural residents of the country hit a record high in the first three quarters of 2012, pointing to an improvement in China’s travel industry, Dai said.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization recently released a report showing that China was the largest growth engine for the global overseas travel population.
The number of overseas travelers across the globe exceeded 1 billion in 2012, according to the report.
You are just oneof the ‘idiots’who spend their time lamenting. Poor you, faggot.
nother idiot ined up next to to ment4you.
Here we are the beautiful sons and daughters of WOYANE banging you on your ass.
You are right ment4you (ment4teddy) along with his idiot boyfriend TEDDY use agressive behavior mental disorder as a defense mechanism for their deeply rooted inferiority complex. That is why you see them all the time using foul language.
Hagere Ethiopia is a saint by comparison. He has a problem with woyanne (which is his right). He appears to be a pan Ethiopianist for he condemns ethinic bashing and name calling regardless of politicL stance.
There are good signs for development but it favours Tigray region and Tigree. It is difficult to call such a development rather it is embezzlement and colonization by an Island, the Tigray.
What will finally remove Ethiopia from “near the bottom of the index” is the removal and cleansing of woyanes and TPLFs from the system.
I see a lot of brainless woyanes and TPLFs are making noise and crying.
Your ethnic based inferiority complex filled agendas can not substitute reality.
Here are a few of you idiot woyane losers:
Heny the Brainless
Yirgacheffee the moron
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