31 Jul 2017 Working Papers
Employment Effects of CSO Laws in Ethiopia
r4d Working Paper 2017/07 by Daniel Behailu, Shiferaw Kebede and Tadele Ferede
ABSTRACT: It is contended that civil society organizations (CSOs) are crucial for good governance. It can contribute towards enabling accountable government and thereby boosting employment opportunities in any given country. Nevertheless, in Ethiopia the relationship between CSOs and Government is rather dubious and that of mistrust. So it is found out via empirical investigation. The CSO law has been accused of over regulating and of hindrance. The law, some contend, is framed with ill motive of controlling and subjugating. Nevertheless, the law is also argued for and that it put some sense to wild wishes and whims of CSOs (ulterior motives and criminal intents). This research is set out to investigate the role of CSOs in employment creation and to what extent the law regulating them impacts such role.