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221. Poverty and the Social Context of Sex Work in Addis Ababa: An Anthropological Perspective
Author: Bethlehem Tekola
This book explores the social ties of sex workers in Ethiopia and critiques the very common castigation of sex workers as social misfits who pose dangers to society. It proposes a human approach that makes a distinction between the institution of commercial sex and the women who practice it.
222. Democratic Assistance to Post-Conflict Ethiopia: Impact and Limitations
Author: Dessalegn Rahmato and Meheret Ayenew
This study examines international assistance to the democratization process in Ethiopia, with particular focus on assistance to the post-conflict electoral processes, human rights, the media, and legal and institutional reforms. It concludes that international assistance to the democratization process has been limited.
223. The World of Girls and Boys in Rural and Urban Ethiopia
Editor: Eva Poluha
This book presents a collection of essays about the lives, ideas and modes of interaction of children in Ethiopia. The case studies cover school children in Addis Ababa, the Amhara Region, Oromia Region, SNNPR. Apart from examining gender, religion, age and ethnic factors in shaping children’s thoughts, attitudes and interactions with their peers and adults, at home, at school and their communities, it also deals with media portrayals of and influences on children.
224. Academic Freedom in Ethiopia
Editor: Taye Assefa
This book examines the status of institutional autonomy, academic freedom and teaching personnel in Ethiopian higher education institutions, with emphasis on the post-Derg period. It provides the results of case studies of seven major public universities and four private colleges using the UNESCO General Conference’s November 1997 “Recommendation concerning the status of higher education teaching personnel” as a benchmark. It also presents three other studies focusing on crosscutting issues such as teacher assessment, social dialogue and TESO, and impacts of massification.
225. Digest of Ethiopia's National Policies, Strategies and Programs
2008, Reprinted: 2009, 2010
Editor: Taye Assefa
This digest briefly reviews a selection of major national policies, strategies and programs adopted by the Government of Ethiopia in the post-1991 period. It provides reviews of the salient features and contents of the policies, strategies and programs, achievements and challenges in their implementation and the way forward. The reviews cover the Social sector (e.g., food security, population, education, women), Economic sector (agriculture, finance, energy, industry, trade and investment, water, environment), and Governance sector (civil service, justice system, and urban development).