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6. Livelihood insecurity among Urban Households in Ethiopia
2002
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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7. Land Redistribution and Female-Headed Households: A Study in Two Rural Communities in Northwest Ethiopia
2001
Editor: Yigremew Adal
Discussion Paper: Number 5

This paper is an assessment of access to and utilization of productive resources by rural female-headed households. The 1996/97 rural land redistribution carried out by the Amhara Regional Government is taken for comparative examination of access to land by female- and male-headed households.
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8. SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY: A Case study from Central Ethiopia
2001
Editor: Fuad Adem
Discussion Paper: No. 4

This study examines the use of peasant based small-scale irrigation for cash crop production and its impact on agricultural productivity.
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9. Listening to the Poor: A study Based on Selected Rural and Urban Sites in Ethiopia
2000
Editor: Aklilu Kidanu and Dessalegn Rahmato
Discussion Paper: Number 3

This study was conducted in the context of major economic and political developments that took place in the country recently.One of the main findings of this study is that the majority of the population is drifting form the middle category ten years ago to the lowest category of well-being today. Parallel to this, the proportion of the households in the highest category of well-being have shown a drastic decline.
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10. The City of Addis Ababa: Policy Options for the Governance and Management of a City with Multiple Identity
1999
Editor: Meheret Ayenew
Discussion Paper: No. 2

This paper argues that the city of Addis Ababa should adopt the council-manager model of government. Ethiopia's foremost city faces complex socio-economic problems that are related to its governance and leadership structure. Addis Ababa should be led by an elected council that will make laws and policies, and a professionally competent management that will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the municipality.
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