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

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Eritrea’s future is bright not because of climatic and geopolitical advantages or discovery of substantial mineral deposits but because of its focus on other significant sources of growth including human capital development.

By Prof. Abraham Kidane,

In Parts one and two, we made brief reviews of Eritrea’s development policy, and socio-economic progress in the span of the past twenty five years. In the following part, we will summarize the challenges that Eritrea encounters, and the outlook for the mid to long-term. Continue reading Eritrea’s Development Policy, Achievements of the Last 25 Years, Challenges and Prospects (III)

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

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