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Ethiopia’s Tedros: No ownership, no scale PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 02 October 2010 09:34

Q: What has frustrated you about the lack of country ownership in the past?

A: The frustration comes from this: If there is no ownership, some partners will come up with activities that are not a priority for a country. And to be engaged in something that is not your priority is not something you like to do. A second problem is duplication of efforts. A third problem is that transaction costs could be high. When you deal with many partners, they have their own planning system, own budgeting system, and own reporting mechanism. Due to lack of ownership, some things that could be done by the country itself are done by a non-governmental organization and you don’t even have a say in selecting the NGO. What happens in this case is you have high, high overhead costs. We always say to our partners, we can give you value for the money. So yes, I have been frustrated, but we are on our way to resolving this.

Hydro projects among Power Engineering magazine Projects of the Year Awards finalists PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 October 2010 09:30

TULSA, Okla., U.S. 9/30/10 (PennWell) -- The editors of Power Engineering magazine and PennWell Corp. have announced 11 finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program. Two hydropower projects are among the finalists for this year's awards.

The finalists were selected from four major categories: Best Renewable/Sustainable Project, Best Coal-fired Project, Best Gas-fired Project and Best Nuclear Project.

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Aug 5th Rally Pictures PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 August 2010 07:10

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Ethiopian PM takes to the podium PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 September 2010 11:53

When Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi came to give a speech on “The Current Global Environment and its Impact in Africa” on Wednesday, he faced tough questions from student attendees on his leadership of his home country.

Zenawi’s short lecture focused on African economic growth and globalization, but afterwards an audience pressed him on details of the recent Ethiopian election, freedom of speech and the press in his country, and his regrets as prime minister.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 October 2010 18:22
"Silent" Majority march for Ethiopia PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 August 2010 23:42


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Ethiopia's Economy Grows 10.6 Per Cent Annually Since 2004

"The growth over the last nine years was far beyond the growth rates recorded in aggregate terms for sub-Saharan Africa which was 5.2 per cent, less than half of Ethiopia's average real GDP (gross domestic product) growth rate during that period,"

Report By Worldbank

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