Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Chris Cramer - postcard from Ethiopia

Chris Cramer has recently been working in Ethiopia, and has sent back a few photos.


At the official opening of Ethiopia's first wine export
Here's what he says:
"I was in Addis Ababa running some workshops on economic theory and policy and also developing a new research project on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which is being built on the Nile at a cost of some $5bn, to be funded entirely by Ethiopia, through diaspora bonds, lottery funds, a public sector payroll levy, and so on. Some 8,500 migrant workers are involved directly in building the dam. And there is intense national and international debate about whether the dam is a very good thing or whether it has seriously problematic consequences."


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