VOA Amharic invited a group of experts to discuss Ethopia's poverty problem. In the following series of programs panelists discuss the root causes of poverty in Ethopia, its impact on society and possible ways to combat it.
Part One: Poverty
Experts discuss the meaning of poverty in Ethiopia's predominantly agricultural society and provide historical context.
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millions of families in Ethiopia struggle with meager incomes.
Part Two: Causes
Panelists discuss about the root causes of poverty in Ethiopia and factors contributed to the country's long-term impoverishment.
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Dr. Bahru Zewde
Emeritus Professor of History, Addis Ababa University
Expert in Rural Development & Founder, Forum for Social Studies in Addis Ababa
Dr. Berhanu Abegaz
Professor of Economics, College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
Dr. Yeraswork Admassie
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Addis Ababa University
The panel is part of a continuing series (about major issues facing Ethiopia) under a main theme: Ethiopia: The Past, The Present and the Future
The series is produced and moderated by Alula Kebede.