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21. 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.
22. 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.
23. ARB Volume 8, Number 2
September/ Septembre 2012
Editor: Bahru Zewde
* The Superwomen of Ancient Dahomey: The World of the Amazons/ Anselme Guezo
* Africa, Japan and China/ Seifudein Adem
* The Afrikaners of South Africa – Settlers or Africans?/ Anthoni van Nieuwkerk
* A Tour of African Culinary History/ Igor Cusack
* Studying Africa in the Context of the Broader Indian Ocean World/ Wossen Ayele
* Memories out of Time/ Recalling Home/ Helen Yitah
* Les révolutions arabes : écrire des processus inachevés/ Mustapha Medjahdi
* Aux origines du génocide rwandais/ Sidi Mohammed Mohammedi
* Quelles politiques pour rendre justice aux femmes africaines ?/ Belkacem Benzenine
* Modernité, citoyenneté et identité en Algérie/ Khedidja Attou
* Les rapports de genre, enjeux des transformations socioéconomiqueset politiques en Afrique/ Yamina Rahou
* Plaidoyer pour la maitrise de l’espace en République Démocratique du Congo/ Noël Obotella Rashidi
24. FSS Update Issue No. 47
June- November 2012
Editor: FSS
- FSS launched a new public dialogue series on Youth and Development
- FSS to get own
- Headquarters
- FSS organized a
- Workshop on Food Security, Safety Nets and Social Protection
- FSS’ Digital Repository goes online
- FSS, IDS organized a workshop on
- stakeholder mapping on Under Nutrition, Climate Change and Gender in Ethiopia
- FSS to launch new capacity building project for CSOs in two regional states
- FSS participated at the 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies
- New Acquisitions of the
- FSS Documentation Center
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25. Economic Interactions of Pastoral Lowland and Highland Systems and Implications for Sustainable Livelihoods: A Case Study in Northeastern Ethiopia
Author: Workneh Negatu
FSS Research Report: No. 7

This study investigated the nature, scope and constraints to economic and market interactions of lowland and highland economic systems and the implications of the interactions for secure and sustainable livelihoods of pastoralists. These interactions have been in practice for a long time albeit in a fragmented and irregular manner due to various constraints, including poor transportation and road connections, and source-related conflicts among the Afar, Amhara, Argoba and Oromo communities. The research examined the impacts of such variables as education, wealth, gender and social relations on highland lowland interactions.