By Mulugeta Gebregziabher, PhD, and Samia Zekaria, MS
Ethiopia: A Nation of Rapid Growth and Development
Ethiopia, located in the horn of Africa, has an estimated population of 81.7 million with a male-to-female ratio of 1.2 (Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency [CSA], 2011). Data from international agencies such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), show Ethiopia is on a fast trajectory of economic growth and social development (The Economist, 2011).
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