Political Parties, Business Groups and Corruption in Developing Countries,

Although there are scholars who show that “greasing the wheels” can have efficiency improving outcomes, the general consensus is that corruption produces adverse effects: Rent seeking and corruption have significant social costs that divert valuable resources from productive activities; corruption distorts policy through restrictions on political and economic activity that create barriers to long-term growth; … Continue reading Political Parties, Business Groups and Corruption in Developing Countries,

Advertisements

Militaries in Business: Ethiopian Defense Engineering in my mind

In his well-known portrait of “war makers and state makers as coercive and self seeking entrepreneurs,” Charles Tilly analyzed patterns of state formation and resource acquisition in early modern Europe.1Yet the relationship between state making and entrepreneurship is also important for understanding a contemporary phenomenon in the developing world: military involvement in business enterprises. From … Continue reading Militaries in Business: Ethiopian Defense Engineering in my mind

ዘላቂ የሆነ የጥቃቅንና አነስተኛ ተቋማት እድገት በሠራተኛ ቅጥር እንጂ በገንዘብ ቁጥር አይለካም! በስዩም ተሾም

"እድገት” ለአነድ ቢዝነስ ተቋም የስኬታማነት ምልክት ከመሆን ባለፈ፣1በአሠራር እና የሥራ አመራር ሂደት ተቋሙ ሥረ-ነቀል ለውጥ ማምጣት እንደቻለ ማሳያ ነው።2የቢዚነስ ተቋምን እድገት ከምንለካባቸው የተለያዩ ዓይነት መስፈርቶች ውስጥ፡- የሽያጭ ገቢ መጠን፣ የሠራተኛ ቅጥር፣ የንብረት መጠንና ምርታማነት፣ የትርፍ ገቢ፣ እና ካፒታል ዋና ዋናዎቹ ናቸው።3ብዙውን ግዜ የጥ.አ.ተን እድገት ለመለካት የሚያገለግሉት መስፈርቶች የሽያጭ መጠን እና የሠራተኛ ቅጥር ናቸው።4በ2003 ዓ.ም ተሻሽሎ … Continue reading ዘላቂ የሆነ የጥቃቅንና አነስተኛ ተቋማት እድገት በሠራተኛ ቅጥር እንጂ በገንዘብ ቁጥር አይለካም! በስዩም ተሾም

የኢትዮጲያ የእድገት አቅጣጫ እየወሰደን ያለው ወደ “ቤጂንግ” ወይስ “ሲኦል”?

"…’ዴሞክራሲ ለአንድ ሀገር ኢኮኖሚ እድገት አስፈላጊ ነው’ የሚል በጥናት ላይ የተመሰረተ መረጃ የለም።” ይህ የቀድሞው ጠ.ሚ መለስ ዜናዊ ያለ ምንም ማስመሰል በግልፅነት የተናገሩት ነው እውነት ነው። ሀሣቡን በይፋ፣ በመድረክ ላይ አንስተው የተናገሩት አዲስ አበባ ተካሂዶ በነበረው የኢኮኖሚክ ፎረም ላይ ነበር። እዚህ’ጋ አንድ ትዝ የሚለኝ አጋጣሚ፣ የቢቢሲው ጋዜጠኛ በመለስ ሃሣብ በጣም ግራ ተጋብቶ እንደነበር እና ሃሣቡን … Continue reading የኢትዮጲያ የእድገት አቅጣጫ እየወሰደን ያለው ወደ “ቤጂንግ” ወይስ “ሲኦል”?

Why and How Africa Should Invest in AfricanLanguagesand MultilingualEducation: An Evidence- and Practice-Based Policy Advocacy Brief

Abstract: In the 21st century, learning is at the heart of the modern world's endeavours to become a knowledge economy. It is the key to empowering individuals to be today's world producers and consumers of knowledge. It is essential in enabling people to become critical citizens and to attain self-fulfilment. It is a driver of … Continue reading Why and How Africa Should Invest in AfricanLanguagesand MultilingualEducation: An Evidence- and Practice-Based Policy Advocacy Brief

Education and language: A human right for sustainable development in Africa.

Pre-colonialAfricawas neither an educationally nor a technologically unsophisticated continent. Whileeducationwas an integral part of the culture, issues oflanguageidentification and standardisation which are subject to contentious debate today were insignificant. Children learned community knowledge and history by asking questions instead of being taught in a hegemonic alienlanguage. This article argues that education and development should take … Continue reading Education and language: A human right for sustainable development in Africa.

Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-2

Consider what it is to share a culture. It is to share schemata which are at one and the same time constitutive of and normative for intelligible action by myself and are also means for my interpretations of the actions of others. My ability to understand what you are doing and my ability to act … Continue reading Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-2

Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-1

What is an epistemological crisis? Consider, first, the situation of ordinary agents who are thrown into such crises. Someone who has believed that he was highly valued by his employers and colleagues is suddenly fired; someone proposed for membership of a club whose members were all, so he believed, close friends is blackballed. Or someone … Continue reading Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-1

Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-1

What is an epistemological crisis? Consider, first, the situation of ordinary agents who are thrown into such crises. Someone who has believed that he was highly valued by his employers and colleagues is suddenly fired; someone proposed for membership of a club whose members were all, so he believed, close friends is blackballed. Or someone … Continue reading Epistemological crises and the philosophy of science, part-1

በሚያግባባ_ቋንቋ_ጠይቀው_በማያግባባ_ቋንቋ_ለሚናገሩ_የኢትዮጲያ_ምሁራን!

በተለይ በማህበራዊ ሣይንስ ዘርፍ በሚሰሩ አብዛኞቹ ጥናታዊ ሥራዎች፣ ‘በአባሪነት’ የሚያያዘው ‘የመጠይቅ ቅፅ’....ለምን ጥናታዊ ሥራዎችን በእንግሊዘኛ እንደምናዘጋጅ ለማስረዳት ጥሩ ምሳሌ ይሆናል። ‘መጠይቅ’ በጥናቱ መፍትሄ ስለሚሰጠው 'ማህብረሰባዊ ችግር’ መረጃ ለመሰብሰብ እንዲቻል የጥናቱ ተሣተፊዎች በሚናገሩት ’ቋንቋ’ ይተረጎማል። ብዙውን ግዜ መጠይቅ በእንግሊዘኛ ተዘጋጅቶ ወደ አከባቢው ቋንቋ ይተረጎማል። ነገር ግን፣ ከመጠይቅ በስተቀር፣ የጥናቱ መረሃ-ግብር፣ ትንታኔ፣ የጥናቱ ውጤት፣ እንዲሁም በውጤቱ መሰረት … Continue reading በሚያግባባ_ቋንቋ_ጠይቀው_በማያግባባ_ቋንቋ_ለሚናገሩ_የኢትዮጲያ_ምሁራን!