Call for Submissions: Chapters in "Ethiopia: Social, Economic and Political Issues"

Call for Submissions: Book Chapters in "Ethiopia: Social, Economic and Political Issues"

There have been significant social, economic and political changes in in Ethiopia in recent decades. Healthcare coverage has rapidly expanded but much progress is still needed; access to education has improved but there are questions of quality and employment; macro-economic growth has been amongst the highest in the world for over a decade but there are questions of rising inequality; infrastructure has expanded throughout the nation, often at the expense of some; the second largest safety net in Africa has received acclaim and criticism; foreign direct investment has been relatively strong, but the quality of employment opportunities is questionable; recent political transitions have changed a negative narrative more positive, but many questions about democracy and inclusion remain. This edited volume will present diverse experiences, perspectives, geographies, and sectors in the social, economic and political realms. The collection of research will show the complexity of the changes, and the diverse ways in which change is experienced.

Estimated publication timeline:

Abstract deadline: July 31, 2018

Chapter deadline: November 30, 2018

Peer review process: December 2018 – February 2019

Revision of chapter: March 2019

Submission to publish: April 2019

Expected publication: End of 2019 or early 2020

This is a call for chapter contributions. The book will be edited by Logan Cochrane (Carleton University, Canada) and published by Nova. Abstract submissions (200-500 words) should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Chapters must be original and unpublished
  • Submissions only accepted in English
  • Chapters between 4000 and 7000 words
  • Chapter to follow provided style guides
  • Editor and publisher have right to reject submissions
  • The volume will aim for thematic balance and geographic representation

For additional information contact Logan Cochrane (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Logan is a Banting Fellow at Carleton University (Canada) and affiliated with Hawassa University (Ethiopia). He has worked in, and conducted research on, Ethiopia for over a decade. For additional information, see:http://logancochrane.com/

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New Publication: Enabling Collaborative Synthesis in Multi-Partner Programmes

Cochrane, L. and Cundill, G. (2018) Enabling Collaborative Synthesis in Multi-Partner Programmes. Development in Practice. DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2018.1480706

Abstract: Multi-partner consortia have emerged as an important modality for knowledge generation to address complex sustainability challenges. Establishing effective multi-partner consortia involves significant investment. This article shares lessons from the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), which aims to support policy and practice for climate change adaptation through a consortium model. Key lessons include the need to facilitate collaborative spaces to build trust and identify common interests, while accepting that this is not a guarantee of success; the importance of programmatic leadership to achieve synthesis; and the value of strategic planning in supporting motivation and alignment between partners.

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New Publications (2018, Jan-Mar)

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New Publication: Average Crop Yield (2001–2017) in Ethiopia

Cochrane, L. and Yeshtila W. B. (2018) Average Crop Yield (2002-2017) in Ethiopia: Trends at National, Regional and Zonal Levels. Data in Brief. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.12.039

Abstract: This article presents average agricultural yield data per hectare for key cereal, legume and root crops from 2001 until 2017. Data was obtained from the annual Agricultural Sample Surveys of the Central Statistics Agency (CSA) of Ethiopia. We present data at national, regional (SNNPRS) and zonal (Wolaita) levels. The data shows that average yields for all crops, at all levels, show increasing trends during the time period. Data for the main cereal crops is consistent and aligns with literature relatively well, however we raise questions about the root crop data in an effort to encourage greater critical reflection of components of data from the CSA.

From journal, and on this site.

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