After more than a decade of outstanding success stories, 2015 is a critical year for Ethiopia as the government’s democratic credentials, economic performance and development plans will be under close scrutiny worldwide. National elections will take place in May and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will face the electorate for the first time. The second phase of the Growth and Transformation Plan will be announced and there will be much debate about the achievements of Phase I and searching questions about Phase II.
OTHER LETTERS TO THE FT ON AFRICA AND THE GREEN ECONOMY (link)
RECOMMENDED READING – Ethiopia: the last two frontiers by John Markakis, 2011