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16. FSS Update 49
Editor: FSS
- Food Security, Safety Nets and Social Protection in Ethiopia Book Launch

- FSS conducted two validation workshops

- Youth and Development Dialogue series

- Public Dialogue Series on Urban Service Delivery

- New Acquisition
[ FSS Update 49 ]
17. FSS Update Issue No. 48
November 2012-March 2013
Editor: FSS
- 15th Annual General Assembly Meeting of FSS Held

- FSS launched a new Public Dialogue Series on the Delivery of Urban Public -Services

- Youth and Development Dialogue series

- New Acquisitions

- New Publications
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Editor: Dessalegn Rahmato, Alula Pankhurst and Jan-Gerrit van Uffelen
FSS Monograph No. 9

Since its establishment in 1998, FSS has undertaken research and published books and monographs on a wide range of development problems and policy concerns. Its publications have been distributed to decision makers, legislators, development practitioners, academics and the wider public to promote dialogue and constructive debate.
This book, which examines Ethiopia’s food security strategy and the safety net program from different approaches and perspectives in the context of the development of a social protection policy, is a continuation of that tradition. While the book has been prepared primarily with an Ethiopian audience in mind, the subjects covered and, in particular, the attention given to community level experiences will have wider relevance. Ethiopia’s safety net program is one of the largest and potentially most influential social protection schemes in Africa and, as noted by several authors in this volume, provides important lessons beyond the Ethiopian context.
19. Cost Sharing in Public Higher Education Institutions in Ethiopia with Special Emphasis on Addis Ababa and Adama Universities
Author: Wanna Leka & Desalegn Chalchisa
FSS Research Report No. 8

Ethiopia introduced in 2003 a cost-sharing mechanism by which students became responsible for covering their full costs of food and lodging plus a minimum of 15 percent of the total instructional costs for their university program. This research report by Wanna Leka and Desalegn Chalchisa who have long experiences in educational research in Ethiopia explored how the cost sharing scheme was implemented in Ethiopia’s higher educational institutions by taking the experiences of Addis Ababa and Adama Universities. The research report examined the extent to which the cost sharing scheme helped to enhance the quality of the teaching and learning environment and the capacity of public educational institutions in generating resources. The researchers used firsthand information by using primary data collected from the aforementioned universities. The publication makes several insights which could be inputs in policy discussions on the subject.
This research report will be of interest to scholars and students of education, education policy makers and practitioners.
20. Current Issues in Ethiopian Private Higher Education Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges
Author: Wossenu Yimam & Mulu Nega
FSS Research Report: No. 9

Since the liberalisation of the higher education sector in Ethiopia at the beginning of 2000s, several dozens of Private Higher Educational Institutions (PHEI) have been established. Today, the private sector plays an important role in the provision of higher education in Ethiopia. In this publication, Wossenu Yimam and Mulu Nega who have a long experience in educational research explored the role that PHEIs play in addressing the need for increased access to higher education; the impacts of government regulatory regimes on PHEIs and status of public-private partnership in higher education. The findings of the research report could serve as inputs to policy debates on the sector. As the researchers used first-hand information that they collected from 16 PHEI found in different parts of the country, the findings of the research report are well grounded.
This research report will be of interest to scholars and students of education, education policy makers and practitioners.