Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Political Economy Summary

Capital Addis Ababa
Head of State H.E. Abiy Ahmed
Head of Government H.E. Mulatu Teshome
Minister of Foreign Affairs Workneh Gebeyehu
Minister of Finance Abrham Tekeste
Central Bank Govenor Yinager Dessie
Next National Elections Date 2024
Government Website
Parliament Website


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Balance of Payments and International FDI Position in Ethiopia: FY2019/20
Ethiopian merchandise export earnings have been volatile since 2016. The current account balance has improved despite the volatility in merchandise export earnings. The balance of ...
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Trade and Regional Integration in Ethiopia: FY2019/20
Ethiopian exports have been volatile and declined during the period from 2015 to 2018. This decline in exports has not led to a significant deterioration ...
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GDP Growth and Public Finance in Ethiopia: FY2019/20
Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in Ethiopia is projected to have declined to 8.5% in 2018/19 from an average of 8.8% from 2015/16 to ...
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PESA Editorial - Ethiopia - 3Q2018/19
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a relatively stable country with positive indications on economic growth and development across its various sectors. Ethiopia has ...
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Political Economy of Regional Integration in SADC
The September 2016 issue is an introduction to regional integration – What are the key RECs in the region? how are the countries and institutions ...
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2017 Political Economy Outlook: Ethiopia
Interview about the current and historical state of Ethiopia as part of the 2017 Africa Day commemoration. The discussion focuses on Ethiopia’s political economy, current ...


Geographic Location

Ethiopia is a country in the northeastern part of Africa, popularly known as the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northwest, and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent. Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Cities
National Emblem

The emblem of Ethiopia has been in its current form since 1996. It contains a yellow interlaced pentagram radiating rays of light on a blue shield. Today, the pentagram stands for the unity of the people and nationality of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The Emblem appears in the centre of the flag of Ethiopia. Prior to 1975, the coat of arms of the Ethiopian Empire was used. In 1975, an earlier version of the emblem of Ethiopia was adopted, consisting of a plow on a yellow sunburst surrounded by a wreath. It was associated with the Derg regime.

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