This section includes an investigation into pastoralist representation in Ethiopia as well as a potted history of modern government in Ethiopia.
UN OCHA-PCI, January 2007
Ethiopian representatives from the Federal and Regional governments and from traditional institutions met in England in December 2006 to deliberate over pastoralist policy in Ethiopia. They heard and discussed evidence from leading thinkers and made a new analysis of potential futures.
UN OCHA-PCI June 2007
Over 60% of Ethiopia’s territory is semi-arid lowlands, home to sophisticated societies and an active livestock-based economy. Today Ethiopia is looking for a new and deeper understanding of its pastoralist regions and an accurate appreciation of their socio-economic trajectories. These trajectories could be much more positive than many have led us to believe.
The Roots of Modern Government in Ethiopia
UN OCHA-PCI, 2005
This brief history examines Ethiopia’s governance from the Axumite period up to the establishment of Emperor Haile Selassie’s government in the mid-twentieth century. Bringing together the histories of highland and lowland Ethiopia, it gives insights into how her past has influenced the modern state.
The Processes and Dynamics of Pastoralist Representation in Ethiopia – Working Paper 220
Institute of Development Studies, March 2004
The functioning of democratic institutions has the potential to bring about substantial policy change in favour of poor and marginalised people. However there is a limited understanding of how to strengthen the political representation of poor people within democratic structures. This paper looks at one example of how the political representation of a historically marginalised and excluded group, pastoralists in Ethiopia, is shifting and changing.