Category: Governance

Care International, Eritrea: Hungry and Out of reach

Another Martin Plaut (Flawed) Type Report by CARE Int’l By Teweldeberhan Gebre Recently, Care International (CARE) posted a so called report on hunger under the title “Suffering in Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2016”. Care International is a US based ‘humanitarian’…

Singapore: Innovation in Technical Education

Compliment by Teweldeberhan Gebre In a search for resources for an upcoming article on “Singapore’s Vocational and Technical Education: Lessons for Eritrea”, a thoughtful article by Vivien Stewart smashed my eyes and I decided to share with Asmara-online followers. Hope you enjoy it! By…

Demographic Dividend, Human Capital and Accelerated Economic Growth: Lessons from Asian countries and its implications for Eritrea

By Teweldeberhan Gebre Part III 6. Accelerated economic growth: East Asian and ‘Asian Tigers’ countries experience As discussed elsewhere in part II there are two caveats of demographic dividend: first, its benefits are not automatic and second, it is time bounded and occurs once…

Demographic Dividend, Human Capital and Accelerated Economic Growth: Lessons from Asian countries and its implications for Eritrea

By Teweldeberhan Gebre Part II 2. The population vs. economic growth debates For over a century and half, two positions were held by demographers and economists. The first is by Thomas Robert Malthus and almost two centuries later by Paul Ehrlich (1968) held that…

Demographic Dividend, Human Capital, and Accelerated Economic Growth: Lessons from Asian countries and its implications for Eritrea

By Teweldeberhan Gebre Part I 1. Introduction Population age-structure changes endure three broad phases: Firstly, demographic transition sets off with high fertility and mortality rates. In the process of this change infant and child mortality start to decline accelerating population growth as a result…

Response to comments on “Eritrea needs a new tax system”

By Teweldeberhan Gebre On December 26 2016, I posted an informative article on the subject of taxation system titled “Eritrea Needs a New Tax System”  also posted in Madote.com. As I decided to respond to some of the comments provided on Madote.com on the…

Eritrea: Go for Value Chain Economic Modeling

By Teweldeberhan Gebre Introduction Eritrea can be what it wishes to be. Given the extraordinarily resilient Eritrean people, if there is an added value of political will and commitment, Eritrea can be in the rank of upper middle income country category within the next…

Eritrea Needs New Tax System

“To boost government tax revenue and smoothly implement the financial sector reform, the GoE needs to introduce a tax system on bank payments, transfers, financial transactions, and bank withdrawals.” By Teweldeberhan Gebre Introduction Recently, the Government of Eritrea (GoE) has issued Proclamation No. 178/2016…

Eritrea: Beyond the ‘No Forced Returns’ of Migrants Policy?

By Teweldeberhan Gebre Introduction Since the ‘no peace, no war’ situation has been set by the inept regime in Ethiopia and its sponsors in the State Department, Eritrea has faced major exodus of its youth. Unfortunately, many have lost their life in the Sahara…

Can Germany’s New ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa Be Successful in Eritrea?

By Teweldeberhan Gebre Introduction On 11 November 2016, Reuters reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel and her officials, out of concern on the influx of migrants to Europe, have announced a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa through “…pushing for increased public and private investment in Africa.”…