Conflict, Post-Conflict and Economic Performance in Ethiopia

  • Alemayehu Geda
  • Befekadu Degefe
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Ethiopia is a conflict-prone country, characterized by ideological, religious, regional, ethno-linguistic and sociological divisions (Gebre-Hiwot, 1924; Pankhurst, 1963; Alemayehu, 2002a; Alemayehu and Befekadu, 2003). The consequences have been devastating: loss of life and the destruction of infrastructure, and a negative impact on growth and development. At times even the very existence of the Ethiopian polity has been threatened. As this chapter will show, conflict is the major explanatory factor for the country’s poverty.


External Intervention Civil Conflict Oxford Economic Paper Humanitarian Emergency Defence Expenditure 
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