EIC ፡ Success Wave

Mekonnen Hailu, EIC Public Relations Director   UNCTAD Award It is to be recalled that Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) has recently won the ‘United Nations Award’ for its outstanding performance in targeted promotion, facilitation and execution of sustainable investment projects. The Award was presented to the world’s best-practice inward and […]

FDI for Sustainable Development

by staff writer It is undeniable fact that private investment is a powerful development enabler. It creates jobs, build skills, spur innovation, provide essential infrastructure and services, boost economies and strengthen standards in public and corporate governance. Investment, both foreign and domestic, needs to be scaled up significantly in the […]

Unlocking Africa’s Potential Through Tourism: The Role of Online Travel

Unlocking Africa’s Potential Through Tourism: The Role of Online Travel The services sector, in particular tourism, is one of the major contributors to Africa’s economy through such functions as providing foreign exchange and employment. It is therefore crucial that governments and the private sector are increasingly working together to grow […]

Corruption be an insurmountable challenge to WILL AFRICA ?

Credit: Gedion G. Jalata The theme of the African Union Summit for January 2018 was “Winning the FightAgainst Corruption.” The African continent has indeed demonstrated robust growth rates as well as economic indicators that continue to record notable progress, over the last decade and half years. Thanks to this progress, […]

Poverty Reduction in China: “Lessons for Africa”

by Gedion G. Jalata Introduction The African continent has demonstrated impressive growth rates over the past two decades. Even though Africa register continuous economic growth, many countries in Africa are unable to sustain high levels of long-term economic growth to reach the 7% threshold required to significantly improve populations’ incomes […]

Ethiopia’s Journey to Privatization: Demise to Developmental State?

Contributed by Gedion G. Jalata, CEO, Center of Excellence International Consult, the viewpoints are his own and not of the consultancy firm     Introduction The Ethiopian government on 5 June 2018 announced to undertake partial and complete privatization of major state owned enterprises. According to the government: Railway Service, […]

Behind the Flight

By Aklile Tsige Everyone heading to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport could see a camel-necked tower taller than the old one to the left. It’s more visible from some hundred or plus meters away just outside from the airport compound. It’s also a little bit far from the ongoing terminal […]

ECX 10 Anniversary

ECX: A Golden Decade Journey Ethiopia’s urban development en route the agricultural resilience, led to economic triumph facing the subsistence restriction in the sector. Eradicating the barriers however, has had its course in the trade market. For consecutive years, in-depth researches and analytical marketing strategy striving to recognize the rural […]