Democratic Governance

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50 Years of Democratisation in Africa

The 19th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2012 selected the theme for 2013 as  Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance. The Assembly adopted Assembly/AU/Dec.422 (XIX) Decision that implored the “AU Commission, in close more

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Civic Engagement for Effective Service Delivery in Ethiopia:Tools, Opportunities and Challenges

The paper concludes with suggestions for promoting civic engagement for effective public service delivery.   For quite some time now, there has been increased focus on transparency, accountability and integrity as key elements in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and promoting more

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Democratic Institutions Programme Annual Report 2012

The Democratic Institutions Programme (DIP) has provided key support to sustaining democratic governance in Ethiopia by supporting the country’s democratic institutions. The country has in return witnessed  enhanced capacities for achieving progress in transparency and accountability, human more

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Democratisation in a Development State

According to Government reports, Ethiopia has achieved encouraging development results, maintaining an economic growth rate of 11 % for the last five years. It has also been reported that the country has come to enjoy the fastest improvement in the Human Development Index (HDI) among Least more

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Governance of Natural Resources in Africa:Why Some Countries Fail to Negotiate Fair Contracts

The paper concludes that limited restraint or accountability over contract negotiations tempts policy makers to accept unfair and ineffective contracts that provide short-term political solutions to long-term social and economic problems. The conclusion doesn’t suggest that increase beneficiation more

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Some Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the OAU/AU

In May this year, the OAU/AU will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its establishment in 1963. As many anniversaries, the 50th anniversary is the time for celebration and reflections. Fifty years in the life of an organization, representing more than one-fourth of the members of the United Nations more

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Towards a comprehensive peace-building policy and strategy for Ethiopia

Ethiopia has recorded impressive economic growth over the last decade and is ranked among the ten fastest growing economies in Africa (AEO, 2011) and among the world fastest movers of human development (UNDP, 2010). While these impressive economic growth rates are important and should be sustained, more

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Democratic Governance

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