EEA Held Policy Dialogue Forum

The Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) held research-based policy dialogue forum on November 10, 2022 at Inter Luxury Hotel, Addis Ababa. The objective of this workshop is to validate two final research reports. Prof. Mengistu Ketema, the CEO of the EEA, delivered a welcome address and opened the event. On the occasion, Prof. Mengistu briefed the participants on the major activities of EEA and acknowledged the European Union for sponsoring the research work and the event.Dr. Fetene Bogale from Adama Science and Technology University presented the findings of the research titled “Liberalizing Financial Sector in Ethiopia: Constraints, Consequences and Policy Issues”. The research indicated opportunities and challenges of liberating financial sectors to foreign banks. Following that Dr. Solomon Tsehay from Addis Ababa University presented the findings of a research titled “Agriculture-Industry Linkages for Employment and Economic Transformation in Ethiopia”. The result showed weak linkage between agriculture and industry.Dr. Abule Mehare, from the EEA, and Mr. Ermias Engida, an independent researcher, were the discussants who reflected their views on the presentations. Following consecutive presentations and reflections the workshop participants provided their positive feedbacks and raised questions and comments. Dr. Tadele Ferede from Addis Ababa University moderated the workshop effectively and summarized the major outcomes of the half day policy dialogue forum. A total of 75 participants drawn from different stakeholders including members from different standing committees of the House of the People’s Representatives of the FDRE, representatives from the financial sector, different ministers, CSOs, private sector and EEA members, among others, attended the forum. Prof. Mengistu Ketema, made a closing remark. In his conclusion, Prof. Mengistu appreciated the presenters, discussants, and participants for their active participation.

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