Getnet Alemu

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Name Getnet Alemu Zewdu
Education PhD in Development Economics
Rank Associate Professor
AAU experience >20 years
Positions held Director
Award (recognition) 1. Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economics and Japan External Trade Organization, Chiba, Japan (2004)

2. Life time membership of Ethiopian Economics Association

3. Member of the International Scientific Review Committee for European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP) based in The Hague, The Netherlands (2010-2011).

Professional Membership Ethiopian Economics Association, Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, and Ethiopian Evaluation Association
Research Interest areas Health, land policy, rural development and transformation, financial inclusion, livelihood, poverty, aid architecture,
Publications 1.       2021: Economic Consequences of Ill-Health in Rural Ethiopia, Health Systems & Reform, Volume 7, Issue 2 (in honor of Adam Wagstaff) with Zelalem Debebe, Anagaw Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Marleen Dekker, Arjun S.Bedi. https://doi.org/10.1080/23288604.2021.1885577

2.       2020: The effect of Ethiopia’s community based health insurance scheme on revenues and quality of care, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(22) with Zemzem Shigute, Anagaw D. Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, and A.S. Bedi.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17228558

3.       2020: I Exist Because of We: Shielding as a Communal Ethic of Maintaining Social Bonds during the COVID-19 Response in Ethiopia, BMJ Global Health 2020; 5:e003204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003204, with Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Solomon Negussie, Debebe Ero, Yewondwossen Mengistu, Adamu Addissie, Yirgu Gebrehiwot, Helen Yifter, Addisu Melkie, Damen Hailemariam Gebrekiros,
Messay Gebremariam Kotecho, Sophie Soklaridis, Carrie Cartmill, Cynthia Ruth Whitehead, and Dawit Wondimagegn.

4.       2020: Containing the Spread of COVID-19 in Ethiopia, Journal of Glob Health. 2020 Vol. 10 (1): 010369. doi: 10.7189/jogh.10.010369 with Zemzem Shigute, Anagaw Derseh, and Arjun Bedi.

5.       2020: COVID-19 and Balance in Access to Health Care in Ethiopia, Letter to the Editor, Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2020.05.013 with Zemzem Shigute, Anagaw Derseh, and Arjun Bedi.

6.       2020: Household Water Security Index: Development and Application in the Awash Basin of Ethiopia, International Journal of River Basin Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2020.1755300, with Reta Hailu and Degefa Tolossa.

7.       2020: Linking Social Protection Schemes: The Joint Effects of a Public Works and a Health Insurance Programme in Ethiopia, The Journal of Development Studies, 56:2, 431-448. DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2018.1563682, with Zemzem Shigute, Christoph Strupat, Francesco Burchi, & Arjun S. Bedi

8.       2019: The Impact of the Ethiopian health extension program and health development army on maternal mortality: A synthetic control approach. Social Science and Medicine, Volume 232, July 2019, Pages 374-381, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.05.037, with Matthias Rieger, Natascha Wagner, Anagaw Mebratie, Arjun Bedi.

9.       2019: The impact of Ethiopia’s pilot community based health insurance scheme on healthcare utilization and cost of care. Social Science & Medicine 220 (2019) 112–119  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.11.003, with Anagaw D. Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Zelalem Yilma, Degnet Abebaw, Arjun S.Bedi.

10.    2019: Water security: stakeholders’ arena in the Awash River Basin of Ethiopia, Sustainable Water Resource Management Vol. 5, Issue 2. Page 513–531, DOI 10.1007/s40899-017-0208-2 Link: http://rdcu.be/yfgD with Reta Hailu and Degefa Tolossa.

11.    2018: Integrated Water Resources Management as a System Approach for Water Security: Evidence from the Awash River Basin of Ethiopia, EJOSSAH Vol. XIV, No.1 DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ejossah.v14i1.3, with Reta Hailu and Degefa Tolossa

12.    2018: Water Institutions in the Awash basin of Ethiopia: The Discrepancies between Rhetoric and Realities. The International Journal of River Basin Management, 16(1):107-121, DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2017.1387126. Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2017.1387126, with Reta Hailu and Degefa Tolossa.

13.    2017: Uptake of Health Insurance and the Productive Safety Net Program in Rural Ethiopia, Social Science & Medicine, 176 (2017), 133–141, DOI:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.035, with Zemzem Shigute, Robert Sparrow, Anagaw D Mebratie, Zelalem Yilma, Arjun S Bedi.

14.    2015: Road Infrastructure and Enterprise Dynamics in Ethiopia, The Journal of Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2015.1056785 with Admasu Shiferaw, Måns Söderbom and Eyersusalem Siba.

15.    2015: Impact of Ethiopia’s Community Based Health Insurance on household economic welfare. World Bank Economic Review 29 (Suppl. 1) (2015): S164-S173, with Yilma, Z., Mebratie, A.D., Sparrow, R., Dekker, M., and Bedi, A.S.

16.    2015: Dropping out of Ethiopia’s Community Based Health Insurance Scheme.  Health Policy and Planning (2015) doi: 10.1093/heapol/czu142, with Mebratie, A.D., Yilma, Z., Sparrow, R., and Bedi, A.S.

17.    2015: Enrolment in Ethiopia’s Community Based Health Insurance Scheme” World Development 74 (2015): 58-76, with Mebratie, A.D., Yilma, Z., Sparrow, R., and Bedi, A.S.

18.    2014: Health care seeking behaviour in rural Ethiopia: Evidence from clinical vignettes’, BMJ Open (2014), 4: e004020. doi:10.1136, with Mebratie AD, E van de Poel, Z Yilma, D Abebaw, AS Bedi.

19.    2014: Coping with shocks in rural Ethiopia, The Journal of Development Studies 50 no. 7 (2014): 1009-1024, with Yilma, Z., Mebratie, A.D., Sparrow, R., Abebaw, D., Dekker, M, and Bedi, A.S.

20.    2013: Impact of Ethiopian pilot community-based health insurance scheme on health-care utilization: a household panel data analysis’ The Lancet 381 (2013), Supplement 2, Page S92, with Mebratie AD, R Sparrow, Z Yilma, D Abebaw, AS Bedi.

21.    2010: Poverty Analysis of Children in Child Headed Households in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Vol. XX (2).

22.    2007: Revisiting the Entitlement Approach to Famine: Taking a Closer Look at the Supply Factor – A Critical Survey of the Literature, Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, Vol XXIII, No. 2 page 95-130.

23.    2006: The Ethiopian Manufacturing Sector: Competitiveness and the Way Ahead, Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Vol. X(2), 2001 page 33-62. (with Admit Zerihun)

24.    2002: Project Aid Driven Import Substitution Industrialization and Growth: The Problems of Capacity Utilization and Industrial Output, Ethiopian Development Forum, Volume 2, No. 1 (IDR Bulletin)

Book Chapters

1.      2021: Development of the Financial Sector and its Regulation, in Getnet Alemu and Gebrehiwot Ageba (2021) (eds) The Genesis, Evolution and Prospect of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (1943-2018): The 75 Years of Journey, Addis Ababa University Press, Eclipse publisher, Addis Ababa.

2.      2021: The Role of CBE in Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and Financial, in Getnet Alemu and Gebrehiwot Ageba (2021) (eds) The Genesis, Evolution and Prospect of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (1943-2018): The 75 Years of Journey, Addis Ababa University Press, Eclipse publisher, Addis Ababa

3.      2021: Envisioning the Future of CBE, in Getnet Alemu and Gebrehiwot Ageba (2021) (eds) The Genesis, Evolution and Prospect of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (1943-2018): The 75 Years of Journey, Addis Ababa University Press, Eclipse publisher, Addis Ababa.

4.      2019: Pillar II: Poverty Analysis (from chapter 1-5) in Poverty and Hunger Strategic review: Ethiopia’s Roadmap to Achieve Zero Poverty and Hunger

5.      2018: Subjective Expectations of Medical Expenditures and Insurance in Rural Ethiopia” (with Zelalem Yilma, Owen O’ Donnell, Anagaw Mebratie, Arjun Bedi) in Health Econometrics: Contributions to Economic Analysis: Volume 294 edited by Badi Baltagi and Francesco Moscone, Emerald Publishing, 2018: 23-55; https://doi.org/10.1108/S0573-855520180000294002

6.      2016: Financial inclusion, regulation and inclusive growth in Ethiopia (pp.137-157) in ‘Achieving Financial Stability and Growth in Africa’ edited by Stephany Griffith-Jones and Ricardo Gottschalk, Routledge Taylor and Francis, London and New, York: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138123731

7.      2010: ‘Ethiopia’ in Wolfgang Fengler and Homi Kharas (2010) (eds) Delivering Aid Differently: Lessons from the Field, Brookings Institution Press, page 85-106.

8.      2008: HIV/AIDS Financing and Spending in Eastern and Southern Africa: Ethiopia, in Vailet Mukotsanjera (edr) (2008) HIV/AIDS Financing and Spending in Eastern and Southern Africa, IDASA, Cape Town.

9.      2006: Land Tenure Reform and Structural Transformation of the Economy: Country Experience, in Land and the Challenge of Sustainable Development in Ethiopia, Dessalegn Rahmato and Taye Assefa (eds) 2006.

Working/discussion papers published

1.      2021: Identifying Binding Constraints on Digital Payment Services in Ethiopia: An Application of a Decision Tree Framework. CGD Policy Paper 220 Washington, DC: Center for Global Development, with Tadele Ferede, and Alejandro Fiorito.

https://www.cgdev.org/publication/identifying-binding-constraints-digital-payment-services-ethiopia-application-decision

2.      2017: The Joint Effects of a Health Insurance and a Public Works Scheme in Rural Ethiopia, IZA DP No. 10939 with Zemzem Shigute, Christoph Strupat, Francesco Burchi and Arjun S. Bedi, http://ftp.iza.org/dp10939.pdf

3.      2017: Social Insurance Reform and Labor Market Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia with Admasu Shiferaw, Arjun S. Bedi, Måns Söderbom. IZA DP No. 10903 (http://ftp.iza.org/dp10903.pdf).

4.      2016: Uptake of Health Insurance and the Productive Safety Net Program in Rural Ethiopia, IZA Discussion Paper No. 9833, with Zemzem Shigute, Anagaw D. Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Zelalem Yilma, and Arjun S. Bedi (http://ftp.iza.org/dp9833.pdf

5.      2015: Subjective Expectations of Medical Expenditures and Insurance in Rural Ethiopia, TI 2015-120/V
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper, with Zelalem Yilma, Owen O’Donnell, Anagaw Mebratie, and Arjun S. Bedi.

6.      2014: Financial Inclusion, Regulation and Inclusive Growth in Ethiopia, Working paper 408, Oversees Development Institute (ODI), London, UK.

7.      2014: The Impact of Ethiopia’s Pilot Community based Health Insurance Scheme on Healthcare Utilization and Cost of Care, International Institute of Social Studies-Erasmus University (ISS-EUR) Working Paper No. 593 with Anagaw Derseh, Robert Sparrow, Zelalem Yilma, Degnet Abebaw, Arjun S. Bedi.

8.      2014: Channels of Impoverishment due to ill-health in Rural Ethiopia, International Institute of Social Studies-Erasmus University (ISS-EUR) Working Paper No.592 with Zelalem Yilma, Anagaw D. Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Marleen Dekker, Arjun S. Bedi.

9.      2014: Impact of Ethiopia’s Community Based Health Insurance on Household Economic Welfare, International Institute of Social Studies-Erasmus University (ISS-EUR) Working Paper No.590 with Zelalem Yilma, Anagaw Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Marleen Dekker, Arjun S. Bedi.

10.  2013: Enrolment in Ethiopia’s Community Based Health Insurance Scheme, International Institute of Social Studies-Erasmus University (ISS-EUR) Working Paper No. 578 with Anagaw D. Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Zelalem Yilma, Arjun Bedi.

11.  2013: Community-Based Health Insurance Schemes: A Systematic Review. International Institute of Social Studies-Erasmus University (ISS-EUR) Working Paper No. 568 with Anagaw Derseh Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Arjun Bedi.

12.  2013: Self-reported health care seeking behaviour in rural Ethiopia: Evidence from clinical vignettes”. International Institute of Social Studies-Erasmus University (ISS-EUR) Working Paper No. 551, with Anagaw Mebratie, Ellen van de Poel, Zelalem Yilma, Degnet Abebaw, Arjun Bedi.

13.  2011: Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Working Paper No. 8, MoFED and the United Nations, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

14.  2011: The Development Context, Working Paper No. 1, MoFED and the United Nations, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

15.  2010: Implications of Land Policies for Rural-urban Linkages and Rural Transformation in Ethiopia, ESSP II Working Paper 15, International Food Policy Research Institute, with Mehrab Malek.

16.  2010: Global Financial Crisis Discussion Series Paper 16: Oversees Development Institute (ODI), London, UK.

17.  2010: Assessment of budget in the water sector: A case study of two selected woredas in Oromia Regional State (Babile and Goro-Gutu woredas) Working Paper 19, RiPPLE, Oversees Development Institute (ODI)-London, UK.

Proceedings

1.      2020: Vulnerability to Drought from Spatial and Temporal Perspectives Using Rainfall and NDVI data: A Case Study from Selected agricultural and pastoral rangelands of Ethiopia, Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy. With Feleke Asrat, Mintewab Bezabih, Hailu Elias, and Tassew Woldehanna https://scholar.google.com/scholar?oi=bibs&cluster=6256250399530473172&btnI=1&hl=en

2.      2013: Community-Based Health Insurance Schemes: A Systematic Review. Proceedings of the Fourth Regional Conference of the Amhara Regional State Economic Development, Ethiopian Economic Association, with Mebratie A.D, R. Sparrow, and A.S. Bedi.

3.      2011: Rural and Urban Policies Affecting Spatial and Sectoral Linkages, Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy, Ethiopian Economic Association, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

4.      2010: The Socio-economic Conditions of Children living in Child-headed Household and Government Response in Addis Ababa, Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on the Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists, 14-15 December 2007, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

5.      2009: The Challenges of Land Tenure Reform to Structural Transformation of the Economy: Lessons from Country Experiences, In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, ed. by Svein Ege, Harald Aspen, Birhanu Teferra and Shiferaw Bekele, Trondheim: Page 761-777.

6.      2006: Overcoming Policy Barriers: Breaking the Cycle of Famine in Ethiopia, proceeding of the national workshop on Poverty and Development in Ethiopia: Challenges and Options, Getnet Alemu, Belay Simane, and Mulugeta Feseha (eds) (2006: 1-25), Addis Ababa University Press, Addis Ababa.

7.      2003: The Macroeconomics of Foreign Aid to Ethiopia: Internal Balance and Fiscal Response: The Alternative Framework, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Ethiopian Studies organized by Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Volume II.

8.      2001: The Macroeconomics of Foreign Aid to Ethiopia: Project Aid and Government Budget, Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Contemporary Development Issues in Ethiopia, August 16-18, 2001, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, Volume II.

Policy Briefs

1.      2013: Community-Based Health Insurance Schemes: A Systematic Review’ OSSREA Bulletin Vol. XI (1): 10-12. With Mebratie AD, R Sparrow, and AS Bedi.

2.      2014: Shocks and Coping strategies in Rural Ethiopia: A Policy Brief” OSSREA Bulletin Vol. XI (1): 13-15. With Yilma, Z., Mebratie, A., Sparrow, R., Abebaw, D., Dekker, M, and Bedi, A.S.

3.      2014: Shocks and Coping strategies in Rural Ethiopia: A Policy Brief” African Studies Centre Info Sheet 22. With Yilma, Z., Mebratie, A., Sparrow, R., Abebaw, D., Dekker, M, and Bedi, A.S.

Research reports published

1.      2017: Ethiopian Health Accounts VI: Household Health Service Utilization and Expenditure Survey EFY 2008 (2015/16); Fenot Project. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Breakthrough International Consultancy, PLC; and Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health: Boston, Massachusetts and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; with Alebachew, A; Dinsa, G, Mitiku, W; Hurlburt, S; Berman, P.

2.      2011: Rural Land Policy, Rural Transformation and Recent Trends in Large-scale Rural Land Acquisitions in Ethiopia, European Report on Development, European Commission. This paper served as a background paper to the European Report on Development 2011/2012.

3.      2011: The Rural-urban Transformation in Ethiopia, ESSP-EDRI Report, International Food Policy Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with Paul Dorosh, Alan de Brauw, Mehrab Malek, Valerie Mueller, Emily Schmidt, Kibrom Tafere and James Thurlow.

4.      2010: Italian aid in Ethiopia: Informed opinions on aid effectiveness of the Italian Development Cooperation, ActionAid, Rome, Italy (with Iacopo Viciani)

5.      2007: Co-author, Building the Foundation of Budget Work: Facilitators Guide to Budget, Poverty Action Network Ethiopia (PANE): Addis Ababa.

6.      2006: Good Governance and Budget Tracking from a Child Rights Perspective, Save the Children Sweden, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia