Poverty Trend in Ethiopia

photo credit: World Bank
photo credit: World Bank

The World Bank has just released two video clips summarising its latest poverty assessment.

Ethiopia achieved a 10% economic growth over the past decade and a 33% reduction in poverty headcount. The life expectancy hits the highest record, 63 year old in 2011. 44% of government spending is pro-poor. 1.5 million people graduated from poverty thanks to the Productive Safety Net Programme. Child stunting ratio is significantly high, 40% of children under 5 years old. The poorest in 2011 are poorer than they were in 2005. High food prices have increased incomes for many poor farmers but have been detrimental to the poorest: marginal farmers in rural areas and poor city dwellers.

Any reflection from the country specialists?

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