Ethiopia - Industry

Ethiopian industry, including both mining and manufacturing, constitutes approximately 12 percent of the GDP, while providing employment for 8 percent of the country's labor force (1998 est.). Under the Derg regime, almost all of the major industries were owned exclusively by the state. With a marginal average annual growth rate of 3.8 percent between 1980 and 1987, the state's policies of industrial control did not fare well. According to Kebbede, the failure of such policies can be attributed to "bureaucratic mismanagement, inefficiency, and corruption." State bureaucracies were costly and wasteful because they were not held responsible to any section of the society and because political and ideological questions took precedence over questions of efficiency or practicality. At the same time, however, one must remember that for many impoverished African countries fearful of foreign domination and eager to create more or less equitable societies, state control of industry seemed to be the most reasonable form of economic organization throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The country's first democratic government, formed in the early 1990s, made privatization of Ethiopia's industrial sector a major objective to promote economic growth, but progress remained slow at the beginning of 2000.

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Margaret
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Feb 2, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
This was very helpful to me. I am doing a report on Ethiopia and needed the information. Thank you very much.
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Sep 22, 2010 @ 12:00 am
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Feb 2, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
This was very helpful to me. I am doing a report on Ethiopia and needed the information. Thank you very much.
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Feb 2, 2011 @ 7:07 am
why is progress remained slow,ineed more information.
nazia
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Mar 10, 2011 @ 12:00 am
what is the future prospects of pharmacy profssion in ethiopia
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Jun 23, 2011 @ 6:06 am
I need the current industrial utiliies rate specially for textile industry .

Need Electricity rate
Steam rate
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adrian
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Nov 30, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
imm cramming on this huge report due in two days. this really helped. thanks!
aschu
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Dec 21, 2011 @ 11:11 am
what are the major contribution of agro-industries in ethiopian economy
Vishal
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Dec 22, 2011 @ 3:03 am
Which web site can provide me with all the factories details i.e. its address and what an unit is manufacturing in Ethiopia???
alemu
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Dec 28, 2011 @ 8:08 am
I NEED ABOUT THE CURRENT INDASTRIALE SECTOR OF ETHIOPIA.
Brissa
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Jan 2, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
This is helpful, I guess.. But I need to know ( what ] do the people in Ethiopia ( make ].
zerihun
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Jan 4, 2012 @ 12:00 am
What the curent industrial sector look like & economic growth in ethiopia?
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Feb 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am
need more information on current manufacturing and industrial scenario
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Sep 4, 2012 @ 4:04 am
I need to know some more details about the real action
behailu sahle
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Sep 4, 2012 @ 8:08 am
what is the significance evidence show that from the total GDP
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Nov 18, 2012 @ 6:06 am
This is helpful to me but what is the challenges and prospects of industrial sector in ethiopia?
Aman Gebrehiwot
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Dec 19, 2012 @ 11:23 pm
I need to know the begining of the modern Industry of Ethiopia and it's situation at that time.

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