Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs) for Education in Ethiopia

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Achievement OF THE Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for education in ethiopia



A senier ESSAY SUBMITTED in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration and development Management

Department of Public Administration and Development management

Faculty of business and economics

Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

JUNE 2008


I would like to express my deep appreciation for my mother and father for their encouragement and financial support. My sincere gratitude goes to my adviser Ato Berhanu Temesgen, who has provided me with his important suggestions and comments for which I am most grateful. Finally, I would like to thank Hanna Negussie and Brook Tilahun for their positive remarks and support.

Abiy Negussie

Chapter one: Introduction

1 Background of the study

Education makes people more receptive to change and innovation. It is an instrument used to produce skilled manpower which is the driving force behind any development endeavor. The development of human resources has been recognized as one of the major challenges that are facing the developing countries in the process of achieving economic and social development. This problem can only be alleviated through improvements and expansion of education. It plays a key role in enhancing economic progress, improving individual welfare and social development. In recognition of these multidimensional benefits, governments, international community and development agencies have placed increasingly high attention on education. In this regard the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) plays an important role in addressing this problem by including it as its main objective to alleviate from its grass root level.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a culmination of several consultations that have been made since the mid-1990s on several international forums...
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