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Ethiopia is a large, landlocked country in the Horn of Africa, and the second most populous country in Africa with a population of approximately 102 million (2016). While the country has one of the fastest growing economies in the region – annual GDP growth of 8.33% in 2017 – it is also one of the poorest with a gross national income (GNI) of 660 USD (2016).The government of Ethiopia is taking policy measures that will hopefully enable the country to reach lower-middle-income status by 2025. While still predominantly dependent on agriculture to sustain the economy, there has been a significant rise in industrialization in recent years. With the establishment of industrial park zones and friendlier foreign direct investment (FDI) environments, there has been an increase in foreign investment in the light manufacturing industry.Ethiopia still faces many challenges, and donor assistance will go a long way in paving the way to sustainable economic growth, infrastructure development as well as job creation and education for the largely young population. JICA's cooperation in Ethiopia is primarily focused on 1) agriculture and rural development, 2) industrial promotion, 3) infrastructure development and 4) education.

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JICA Ethiopia Office
Kirkos Sub-city, Wereda: 01, House No: 301 Hansem Building 2nd & 3rd Floor Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. P.O. Box 5384, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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What's New

July 26, 2022 EHL Technical transfer between partner companies
July 21, 2022 JICA supports Capacity Development for Urban Planning and Management in Ethiopia
July 14, 2022 Improving Hospital Management Using 5S (KAIZEN)
July 6, 2022 Ethiopian Highland Leather (EHL) Website Launched
June 21, 2022 JICA supports Landslide Countermeasure Efforts in Ethiopia

News & Features

November 13, 2022 JICA Chair Special Lecture in Ethiopia and Djibouti by H.E. Koji Tsuruoka
January 26, 2021 Project NINJA launches at last, bringing entrepreneurs' passions to life! : Interview with JICA Expert FUWA Naonobu
September 4, 2020 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Ethiopia: Improving operational efficiency of water supply business and water supply service through non-revenue water reduction in Addis Ababa
March 31, 2020 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Ethiopia: Support for better logistics through upgrading the road in the agricultural production area
December 18, 2019 Signing of Grant Agreement with Ethiopia:Supporting improvement of roads in Addis Ababa through providing machines and equipment for road maintenance

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