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Eritrea’s Development Policy, Achievements of the Last 25 Years, Challenges and Prospects (II)

Eritrea development policy
A brief review of development programs and results in the last 25 years: Infrastructure, health, life expectancy, HIV prevalence, youth literacy, Education, etc…

PART 2: Reconstruction, Temporary Derailment, Renewed Commitment and Progress

By Prof. Abraham Kidane,

In Part 1, Eritrea’s policy foundations and evolution of policy formulation were summarized. In the following part, progress toward sustainable development is presented.

1993-1998: Peacetime Growth with Macroeconomic Stability

Immediately following independence in 1993, the formidable tasks of reconstruction, rehabilitation and the building of foundations for sustainable socio-economic development commenced in earnest. Among the most important were the establishment of public institutions and civil service, the creation of a legal and administrative environment that is conducive to sustainable development, and building capacity in a down-sized and lean public sector. Continue reading Eritrea’s Development Policy, Achievements of the Last 25 Years, Challenges and Prospects (II)

Eritrea’s Development Policy, Achievements of the Last 25 Years, Challenges and Prospects

A brief review of Eritrean cultural, social and political values as well as history that formed the basis of post-liberation development policy. It also provides a glimpse into how this socio-economic policy landscape evolved over time.

Part 1 : Development Policy Formulation

By Prof. Abraham Kidane,

Eritrea’s 25th  Independence Anniversary is an opportune event to undertake a sober reflection of the country’s development policy, progress to date, and prospects. The following is a capsulated review of Eritrea’s socio-economic development policy, progress, and a brief outlook of the near future.

At liberation in 1991, the Eritrean economy was in a sorry state.  Indeed, an estimated 70% of the population was poor. Abject poverty and deprivation were even greater in rural communities where the majority of citizens lived. Streets and artery roads were destroyed by war machinery, the once vibrant manufacturing sector was in disrepair, and plant machinery had been cannibalized for scrap metal. Continue reading Eritrea’s Development Policy, Achievements of the Last 25 Years, Challenges and Prospects

Abraham Kidane Wins Austrian Mountain Running

Eritrean runners dominates the 2015 Austrian mountain running championship with Abrham Kidane, Petro Mamo and Yosief Tekle finish 1st, 2nd and 4th respectively.

By IAAF,

Eritrea’s Abraham Kidane was the victor at the Asitzgipfelberglauf in the Austrian municipality of Leogang on Sunday (6). Many of the world’s top mountain runners had chosen the fourth WMRA World Cup race as their final test before the World Mountain Running Championships.

Athletes from 20 countries took part in what proved to be one of the strongest fields in the World Cup series. Continue reading Abraham Kidane Wins Austrian Mountain Running

Eritrean Azerya Teklay wins WMRA Grand Prix

Triumphant Azerya Teklay crossing the victory line

By Iaaf.org,

A record number of 268 runners from 16 countries gathered on the start line of the 14th Grintovec race for the WMRA Grand Prix in a beautiful valley of Kamniska Bistrica 25km north from Ljubljana.

The weather forecast was promising sunny hot day with lots of humidity and light west wind above 2000m – not too bad conditions for the top runners who had plans to attack Continue reading Eritrean Azerya Teklay wins WMRA Grand Prix