Ethiopia

A population of around 90 million people makes Ethiopia the second largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa. It has grown rapidly in the past decade, with among the lowest income inequality in Africa. And has achieved major social progress: in the last five years Ethiopia has made very significant reductions in child mortality, rolled out an innovative social safety net to protect some of the nation’s most vulnerable people, and put several million more children into primary school.

Around a quarter of Ethiopians still live in extreme poverty. So the Government of Ethiopia has set the goal of reaching middle-income status by 2025 while making sure that the benefits of growth reach all parts of society. To meet this ambitious aim the country will need to develop its manufacturing industry, allowing it to drive productive job creation and sustainable growth.

This is a moment of opportunity for Ethiopia, and AGI is supporting the government to implement its economic development vision and continue to improve the lives of the Ethiopian people. Our team is working in partnership with senior leaders and their staff at the heart of government, contributing to the government's latest efforts to strengthen the administration’s programme management, analysis and coordination capabilities. This is needed to ensure the government is equipped to meet the next set of challenges and continue to accelerate the country's progress in areas like private sector development. 

Life expectancy increased by fifteen years from forty-eight in 1992 to sixty-three years in 2012, and poverty was halved in two decades. This is partly the result of the country’s distinctive development path and bold experiment in industrial policy.
Arkebe Oqubay, Minister and Special Advisor to the Ethiopian Prime Minister

Highlights

Sebastien Frendo, AGI's Country Head in Ethiopia, shares his first-hand experience of the potential of manufacturing to grow the economy and reduce poverty in Ethiopia.
AGI’s patron Tony Blair goes to Africa to help strengthen AGI’s growing reputation on the continent as a partner of choice in helping Governments drive national development.
the team in ethiopia
Country Head, Ethiopia
Maleda Bisrat
Governance Advisor, Ethiopia
Eden Getachew
Governance Advisor, Ethiopia

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Ethiopia's GDP has increased by 75% over the last decade and poverty rates have fallen substantially.

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Just over half of Ethiopia now has access to electricity - the government aims to increase this number.

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The government aims to create 50,000 new jobs at Bole Lemi industrial park in the next five years.

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.@GuardianAfrica takes a peek at Ethiopia's first ever space observatory t.co/CEKggCadfp

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To achieve #GlobalGoals developing countries need to be in driving seat, find out why t.co/rtb0CWm0eS t.co/7MPPzhPJTo

25th September 2015
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95% of Ethiopian children now have access to primary education @dev_progress #globaldev t.co/4rh15c3Ku7 t.co/Bb8l8Dd8rI

16th September 2015
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#Ethiopia is a poster child for ‘new economy’ development” says Trevor Manuel, @MadeItInAfrica t.co/zvU7o5iH1S

4th September 2015

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IPDC is a key part of Ethiopia's plan to create millions of manufacturing jobs. You can see their website here: t.co/JJC8uce7TM

24th August 2015

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We loved #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou - Here are some of our pics: t.co/6ITRIohNkQ

3rd July 2015

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What makes AGI's support unique is its practicality and continuous follow up to assure effectiveness.
Temelket Assefa
Expert, Agriculture and Industry Sector, Cabinet Affairs Office
6th May 2015