Ethiopian Business Review

The financial sector in Ethiopia has undergone considerable changes in recent decades. The dramatic rise of new market players into the sector has vividly altered the competitive environment and the need for skilled manpower in the industry. According to National Bank of Ethiopia, by July, 2013, there existed 19 banks ,16 insurance companies and 33 micro-finance institutions operating in the financial sector. Conversely, figures indicate that still large parts of the population belong to the so-called “unbanked” or “under banked” class, with limited access to formal financial services including insurance and the lowest financial inclusion ratios of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:42
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In many countries, public debate about gender equality focuses mainly on women’s access to top positions and high-powered career opportunities. But the “glass ceiling” is only a small part of the issue. The broader question is whether women have the same opportunities as men to participate in labor markets in the first place. In other words, are women empowered to contribute fully to global economic growth and prosperity?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:43
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While the rest of the world obsesses over Europe’s economic travails, America’s political paralysis, and the growth slowdown in China and other emerging markets, there remains a region – Sub-Saharan Africa – where poverty is almost the rule, not the exception.

Sunday, 22 September 2013 16:49
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