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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
Martha van der Wolf
“Development Improves in Ethiopia, But Just Slightly”
What is the benefit Ethiopia gets from you saying so about?
Why are you in Ethiopia after all? Is it because of Ethiopians are asking or hiring you to work for them? Or are you there by yourself paying the expenses the one who is hiring you to work for him in the country doesn’t belong to him/her? If yes, why are you doing that? What is the real job behind you are doing, who is behind and what is your benefit from it?
What the Anglo-American journalists don’t get it is that how the world is changed and it is changed forever. They are still thinking continuing working with the type of journalism work talking about other nation’s weaknesses, Illness and lots of bad things would get them benefits as it was the case in teh past.
Yes, the English type of Journalism is evil and is always part of the Establishment that did commit so many crimes against the world including slavery and colonization. Some Americans are still working with the English establishment doctrine including journalism/media works which is pure propaganda with lies in a way to damage(image) the nation they don’t like while the benefit could come to them.
But dear Lady, this is the 21-century after 9/11 that is the bench mark day and gruesome action changed the world dramatically and quickely forever. Since 9/11 many nations’ economy have grown with 300% or 3 fold while western economy is crumbling down to hell and will continue.
Yet, you are behaving the same way the English Journalism/media have done for many years. In today’s world everyone is doing a better journalism work than some of you do especially those are talking/writing about other nations instead of doing for themselves.
It is clear, the English way of Journalism and media has no future at all. It is dead. But those old and merciless male English journalists who were active in the 1970, 80, 90 and prior 21-century, have no other choices but continuing behaving the same way which is not working for them anymore. They are too old and their Journalism work is based on lies, image damaging, creating and inflaming conflicts and about other nations, they cannot change to be the 21-century journalists and media workers. As it was revealed, BBC and other English Medias including TV, news papers and radio were working with MI6 during the cold war.
That is why MI6 and CIA used BBC and other Medias in the 1980s to bankrupt the Ethiopian image in the name of famine. It was like the worst racists in action with no what so ever respect to the weak people that had no idea what was going on in their names and back people in General. They even did dance about it while expressing their happiness about the situation going on in Ethiopia and the way they handle it seccesfully to tarnish the Ethiopian image worldwide from the little England.
The Drug and Alcohol addicted Junk Hom*os and Lesb-ans so called rock stars From england and USA came together in England to sing about thinking they are doing something to help while most of them didn’t know MI6 and CIA were behind to tarnish Ethiopia she was one of their agendas during the cold war.
The point is that this Lady needs to get another Job. It is known many western Journalists are out of job right now. Even some of them are looking conflicts to go there. Because conflicts, war, chaos, destruction, poverty/being poor in this case and the likes are the best opportunities western Journalists and media are getting jobs.
So, the reason why you are writing about Ethiopia is nothing but your own agenda/plan to talk/write about the country you don’t belong. It is funny. You are coming by yourself and you are doing anything bad you want about the country while living in the country peacefully and in better condition. This has to stop.
No western or other nations journalist or media is needed in any nation in the 21-centry. In Today’s world every nation has own media and journalists reaching as far as internationally. Foreign journalist being in other nation for Journalism work is not working in today’s world unless they are using their journalism work to cover up the real shit agenda they have in that country.
Who is getting benefit and what is the benefit you writing this article about Ethiopia you don’t belong or are you asked by the government to do so if there is some benefit for the country they are looking for? But there is nothing to benefit but as Usual the English type of old Journalism working in other nation to damage the nation image internationally and create anything bad they think in their shit brain could occur.
The old and criminal English type journalism and media era is over. This is the fact. Get another job. No one is waiting to read your news paper, to listen your radio or watch your TV as it was the case few years back. The people I know including myself didn’t listen western medias including BBC world service radio for years or watching BBC or CNN. Today’s world is suffering from excess of news and Medias.
So, Lady, Get a Life. You are too long in Ethiopia doing nothing but shit. If you are somebody doing practical things rather than talking/being a foreign journalist in Ethiopia, then get another job in Ethiopia. As you know we respect and accept fully those integrate, respect us and our country internal matters. If you do so, just get another Job in Ethiopia where Ethiopia is looking experts at all levels to build the nation. This is the only way to talk and find practical solution rather than all the time you are painting/talking about Ethiopian weakness on VOA which is an old Organization created to be against the Soviet and cold war. Cold war is gone 25 years ago, but you are still working with cold war institutions that are not working at all in the 21-century world.
Ethiopian Foreign Minister having a new strategy to recover and build the Ethiopian image that is very badly damaged by the hateful and racist English lead western Journalists and medias is a good move. But as long as the bad western Journalists, so called NGO’s some workers and bad tourists are allowed to damage the Ethiopian image on the Internet and using other new media’s, it will not succeed.
The Ethiopian government and people have to identify and confront those bad foreigners intentionally are affecting the Ethiopian image. Ethiopians know very well which nations and what kind individuals are at war against Ethiopia including damaging her Image which is not working for them anymore. We can use our medias and good nation’s medias like CCTV, Press TV and the likes to talk the truth about us. But not the English that are responsible what is going on in Ethiopia in teh past as well today including losing Ethiopia her ancient sea coast line.
Ethiopia earns about 3 Bill. dollars per year from Export.
Ethiopia pays more than 1 Bill. dollars per year for using Djibouti port.
More than 15 Bill. dollars are transferred from Ethiopia to foreign banks since 2001 GC.Where does all these money come?
Answer:Mainly in forms of Aid from donor countries and credits(loans), and the rest from all businesses (legal and illegal).
Do you think Ethiopia will be better under this government who is telling unfounded myth to the ppl?
Seychelles is the only African country with a very high human development index.China-the second most powerful nation in the world-ranked 101st (one hundred one) out of 187 countries in human development index.
Good obveration. If china is 101 rank it seems politically motivated trash report of neo liberal advocacors.
173 OUT OF 187 can not be called a development. you have to go to the rubbish tips of addis abeba and other cities to see how the poor live. people are scavenging for food with dogs, cats , mice and rats. this is what the woyane calls development.
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