In discourses of social economic growth, development trajectories are critical. Developmental state trajectory is appeared as new development trajectory and competent ideology for Neo-liberalizem after remarkable economic performances of East Asian Countries. Developmental state is a sort of ideology that deploys the best mix of ‘market’ and ‘state’ principles through eloquent government guides to achieve economic growth. Countries like Ethiopia are in the way to replicate this trajectory for scoring development. The book, therefore, stipulated the measurement criteria to evaluate countries that claim they are following the developmental state trajectory based on basic features of Developmental state. The book also utilized the constructed measurement criteria to evaluate the developmental state of Ethiopia by stating show cases and by selecting the ‘project hegemony’ of the political features, and the ‘good institutional framework’ of the structural features using descriptive and composite rating index.