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

Eritrea's post-liberation development policy
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