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Governance, Economic Environment and international competitiveness in Ethiopia

Abstract: 

Economic take-off basically requires an appropriate and a comprehensive set of macroeconomic and sect oral policies. Economic policies are, however, prerequisites for kick-starting the economy, but may not be enough to sustain it sustainability demands addressing policy issues beyond economic sectors per se, and involving the broader socio-political spectrum. The policy dimension encompasses overall economic situation, technology capability governance and its impact on society, public institutions and their service provisions, infrastructure provisions, human resources development, availability and efficiency of financial services, the trade regime, the level field for domestic competition, company operations and strategy, environmental policy, international institutions, etc, how the business community perceives these policies and institutional settings determines industrial activates- production, investment and trade.

Based on a survey of national business leaders engaged in different activities and sectors of the economy, the study will analyze the socio-economic environment and international competitiveness of the country in 2003 as perceived and observed by the business community. The study will also provide an evaluation of the development of business confidence over the three years period 2001 -1003 based on similar surveys. Further, comparative analysis, using other countries international competitive status and business confidence as a bench mark over the same period of time, will also be provided to reflect a comprehensive understanding of the socio- economic environment in the country.

Corporate Author: 
Alemayehu Seyoum ... [et al.] (editor)
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

International competitiveness

Secondary Descriptor: 

Socio Economic Environment

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
Economic policy - macroeconomic
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2005
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
III
Publication date: 
2013-05-27 23:05:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:02:00
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy