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Ethiopia

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Ethiopia

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.

Office Information
JICA Ethiopia Office
Address Kirkos sub-city, Kebele 02, House No.676/05, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (MINA Building, 6 - 7F) (P.O.Box 5384, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

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What's New

November 11, 2019 [Technical Cooperation Projects] Ethiopian Researchers Observed Vibrant Rice Value Chain in Myanmar
October 21, 2019 [Technical Cooperation Projects] Construction Begins on TICAD Center Building
October 16, 2019 Newsletter
October 1, 2019 Japanese and Ethiopian Insurance Companies discuss Index-based Insurance
September 26, 2019 New Ethiopian Coffee Brand Launches in Japan

News & Features

November 15, 2018 Raising Awareness of the Importance of Hand-Washing and Toilets in Africa From the Grass-Roots Level: 10 Years of the Water Security Action Team
October 19, 2018 Goal of Doubling Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa in 10 Years to Be Met in 2018
June 25, 2018 Japanese-Style ‘Kaizen’ Spreads in Africa; Handbook Near Completion
May 15, 2018 JICA Experts, Back in Japan, Are Granted an Audience with Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino, Princess Mako
April 2, 2018 Signing of Grant Agreement with Ethiopia: Contributing to industrial human resource training for manufacturing and other industries through the provision of training facilities to extend kaizen

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