Why has Ethiopia’s rapid economic growth not resulted in better service delivery?

Why has Ethiopia’s rapid economic growth not resulted in better service delivery?

Why has Ethiopia’s rapid economic growth not resulted in better service delivery?
Key to the Horn: Ethiopia’s growth to 2030

04 MAY 2017  /  BY ZACHARY DONNENFELD, ALEX PORTER, JAKKIE CILLIERS, JONATHAN D MOYER, ANDREW C SCOTT, JOEL MAWENI AND CIARA AUCOIN

(ISS Africa) –Few African countries have developed as rapidly as Ethiopia over the past 25 years and that economic growth has also been paired with a sizeable expansion of service delivery. Nonetheless, Ethiopians continue to suffer from some of the lowest levels of access to basic services of any country in Africa – and indeed the world. This policy brief summarises the results from a more comprehensive study that explores options for the Government of Ethiopia and its development partners to advance human development and economic growth between now and 2030.

About the authors

Zachary Donnenfeld, Researcher, Institute for Security Studies

Alex Porter, Consultant, Institute for Security Studies

Jakkie Cilliers, Programme Head, Institute for Security Studies

Jonathan D Moyer, Director, Frederick S Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver

Andrew C Scott, Research Associate, Research Associate, Frederick S Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver

Joel Maweni, Research Associate, Frederick S Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver

Ciara Aucoin, Researcher, Institute for Security Studies.
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 Development partners
The authors would like to thank the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as Social Impact, for commissioning the original research for this project. This research was conducted independently by the ISS and the Pardee Center and does not reflect the official views of either USAID or the United States government. The ISS is grateful for support from the other members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.