Ethiopia has one of the lowest human capital indexes in the world. Despite recent strides in democratisation and transparency efforts, regulation and property arrangements (like powerful state-owned enterprises) have not progressed. The country barely meets the U.S. State Department’s minimum fiscal transparency criteria and access to public services remains highly dependent on personal connections. As such, Ethiopia needs radical administrative reforms, similar to those in Georgia, and a downsizing of its enormous public sector to reduce resources for corruption. It is not covered by IPI due to its absence from the Open Budget Index survey.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years