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Title:Regional Development Planning in Ethiopia: Past Experience, Current Initiatives and Future Prospects
Author:Egziabher, Tegegne GebreISNI
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:regional planning
Development and Technology
Politics and Government
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Economics and Trade
Economics, Commerce
regional development
development planning
government policy
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/eassrr/article/view/22707
Abstract:In the past regional development in Ethiopia, in line with the functional integration approach, was considered a national project. Four main problems influenced regional policy concerns, viz. the need for rapid growth and development, the need to industrialize, the need to develop water resources, and the need to develop resource frontiers and expand agricultural exports. Current initiatives with respect to regional policies are marked by decentralized planning, interregional allocation of resources, investment policies intended to induce private sector participation, regional capacity building, river basin planning, and special area programmes. In each case there is room for improvement. In addition, these policies are not implemented as part of an overall regional policy. The future orientation of regional policy should be based on the macroeconomic development model which Ethiopia is following, which is characterized by deregulation, liberalization, promotion of private investment, export-led growth, and a rural-centred strategy. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.