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91. Civil Society at the Crossroads Challenges and Prospects in Ethiopia
2008, 2010
Editor: Taye Assefa, Bahru Zewde
This book is the first of its kind on Ethiopian civil society. It presents reflections and reviews of civil society, its evolution and diversification, role and status, operational environment, and legal and policy challenges in Ethiopia, especially during the post-Derg period. Apart from a comparative overview of civil society in Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa and lessons for Ethiopia, it provides a critical analysis of the new draft law that was drawn to regulate CSOs operating in Ethiopia.
92. FSS Policy Briefing No. 18
ጥቅምት 2001 ዓ.ም.
Author: በቀለ ባይሣ
የኢትዮጵያ የኢነርጂ ፓሊሲና የባዮፊውል ስትራቴጂ
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93. FSS Update Issue No. 43
December 2010
Editor: FSS
FSS Workshop on

- Higher Education Issues
By Dr Wanna Leka and Dr Desalegn Chalchisa
Dr Wossenu Yimam and Ato Mulu Nega

- Workshop on Dynamics of Land, Agricultural Investment, Environment and Livelihoods in Rural Ethiopia

“Peasant Entrepreneurship and Rural Poverty Reduction: The Case of Model Farmers in Bure Wereda,West Gojjam Zone”,
by Abeje Berhanu and Ezana Amdework;

“Interactions of Lowland and Highland Economic Systems and Their Implications for Secure and Sustainable Livelihoods of Pastoralists: A Case Study in Northeastern Ethiopia”, by Workneh Negatu;

“Land to Investors: Large-scale Land Deals and Their Implications”, by Dessalegn Rahmato

“Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods: Impacts, Poor Peoples’ Adaptation Experiences and the Implications for Institutional Interventions”
by Alebachew Adem
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94. Rainwater Harvesting in Ethiopia Capturing the Realities and Exploring Opportunities
Author: Daniel Kassahun
FSS Research Report: No. 1

Ethiopia’s agriculture is predominantly rain fed. Food shortages and variability of rainfall are typical characteristics of small-holder producers. To address the challenges of food insecurity and associated poverty, rainwater harvesting (RWH) is one of the pursued strategic interventions
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95. Livelihood insecurity among Urban Households in Ethiopia
Editor: Dessalegn Rahmato and Aklilu Kidanu
Discussion Paper: Number 8

This study is based on a survey of households undertaken in the last quarter of 2001 for ILO as part of the project entitled People's Security Survey (PSS). The main objective of PSS was to try to capture people's perceptions and normative values of "livelihood" security.
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