Challenges of Sustaining Ethiopia’s Foreign Exchange Earnings from Exports and Remittances

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
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Like before, the Ethiopian Economic Association is pleased to present the 2017 report on the Ethiopian Economy, whose thematic focus is “Challenges of Sustaining Ethiopia’s Foreign Exchange Earnings from Exports and Remittances”. As previous reports did, the current annual economic report has two parts: Part one focuses on a broader review of the macroeconomic situation and the performance of the economy at the sectoral levels for the period 2015/16 which is the first year of the GTP II and attempted to provide a more technical assessment of the existing policies and strategies and recommends new policy directions wherever appropriate. Part two of the Report discusses some of the issues related to the selected thematic focus area of the year titled “Challenges of Sustaining Ethiopia’s Foreign Exchange Earnings from Exports and Remittances” which will have significant implications to the development efforts the country is trying to pursue. As before, the publication of this report comes at timely moment when the country is faced with serious foreign currency shortages and provides valuable contributions to the understanding of Ethiopia’s challenges and recent efforts made to curb the problem.