The Effect of Industrial Cluster Policy on Firm Performance in Ethiopia: Evidence from the Leather Footware Clust

by Tigabu Degu Getahun This paper empirically analyzes the productivity, profitability,  innovation and network effects of a public policy promoting micro and small scale industrial clusters in Ethiopia. To this end, firm-level survey data was collected from randomly selected clustered leather shoe manufacturers that have directly benefited from the policy …

Marginality as a Root Cause of Poverty: Identifying Marginality Hotspots in Ethiopia

by Christine Husmann Marginality refers to a position at the margins of social, political, economic, ecological, and biophysical systems. The paper applies this concept to the case of Ethiopia. Marginality hotspots are mapped by overlaying seven different indicators using Geographic Information System software. Results show that people in the South-West …

Ethiopia: Book on RLA Laureates

The first African RLC Campus, which is based at Addis Ababa University’s prestigious Institute for Development Studies, is currently working on a biographical book on all Ethiopian RLA-Laureates. Dr. Ahmed Hassan, Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at AAU, is in the process of interviewing Laureates and researching wide …