Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

December 1, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper reviews the evolution of inequality in Ethiopia and discusses the role of various macroeconomic policies as well as structural factors. With a Gini coefficient of 30, Ethiopia remains among the most egalitarian countries in the world. The most vulnerable households seem to experience less benefit from growth than those in the higher income deciles. In terms of tax revenue collection, Ethiopia faces the typical challenges of a developing country. It is required that Ethiopia builds on its successful experience with the Productive Safety Net Program to address the growing needs of the urban poor.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/326

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513547725/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ETHEA2015002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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