The Ethiopian Revolution:
The origins of contemporary development
The Ethiopian economy has expanded at an unprecedented annual rate of about ten per cent. Massive social transformation obviously follows and conditions this process.
The number of people engaged in paid employment very nearly doubled between 2006 and 2013 alone, and these figures are set to expand further in the near future.
The discussion on the Ethiopian economy is marked by strong ahistorical and economistic biases that fail to ground the present conjuncture in the past, and to embed economic debates in social structures.
The preconditions for the current phase of capitalist development were set with the emergence of the modern Ethiopian social structural configuration in the context of the Ethiopian revolution.