By Tadesse Yimer
For decades, corruption in Ethiopia has been discuss only at the margin, because perhaps many have not Corruption experianced as asignificant constraint to there lifes and businesses, or perhaps because a culture of sercumspection has dampened dialogue, Ethiopia has seen neither the information flows nor the debate on corruption that most other countries have seen in recent years.
To address this information gap, the World Bank agreed with the government of Ethiopia and its Federal Ethics and anti- corruption commistion to undertake reserch and produce an independent overview of identify, follow-up action to this digonstics and articulate the proposed approch in an anti-corruption strategy and action plane for Ethiopia.
This publications fulfills the first stage of the process throug the set of parlamentary studies that map the nature of corruption in eight Ethiopian sectors focusing on three key objectives.
# Develop framework sectors that enable mapping the potential area of corruption on sector- by- sector basis
# Map the different forms and types of corrupt practice in the selected sectors
# Consider the high risk area and identify approparate sector or cross cutting responses for govenment and other stakeholders.
All this perceptions and realities are not functiong yet in Ethiopia just because of the TPLF using development aid to suppress political dissent by conditioning access to essential government programs on support for the ruling party,
Human Rights Watch said in a report released previously urged foreign donors to ensure that their aid is used in an accountable and transparent manner and does not support political repression.
“The Ethiopian government is routinely using access to aid as a weapon to control people and crush dissent,” , Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “If you don’t play the ruling party’s game, you get shut out. Yet foreign donors are rewarding this behavior with ever-larger sums of development aid.”
Ethiopia is one of the world’s largest recipients of development aid, The World Bank and donor nations provide direct support to district governments in Ethiopia for basic services such as health, education, agriculture, and water, and support a “food-for-work” program for some of the country’s poorest people. The European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany are the largest bilateral donors.
Posted By Tadesse Yimer