Ethiopia

Currency: Birr (ETB)

Timezone: East Africa Time (UTC+3)

Major Cities: Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is a landlocked country in East Africa surrounded by six (6) countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somali, Sudan, and South Sudan. The climate of Ethiopia is a tropical monsoon with wide topographic-induced variation and terrain of high plateau with central mountain range divided by the Great Rift Valley. With a population of approximately 113 million people, Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa and the most populous country in Eastern Africa. The official languages of the country are Oromo and Amharic which are the languages of the country’s largest ethnic groups.

Politically, Ethiopia is also the oldest independent country on the continent, void of any form of colonial ties, and operates a federal parliamentary republic system of government which is administratively divided into 9 ethnically based regions including Addis Ababa the capital of the country. Ethiopia operates a planned economy that is heavily reliant on the agricultural sector and the service sector.

While the agricultural sector employs 70 percent of the population, the service sector is the major contributor to the country’s GDP. Furthermore, the service sector is the main source of the country’s foreign exchange particularly from state-owned Ethiopian Airlines. Other major sources of foreign exchange include coffee, gold, sesame, and livestock. The major problem facing the country is the political tension between the Tigray region and the prime minister.

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Agricultural Extension Strategy of Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources(Agricultural Transformation Agency)

This strategy is borne out of the need for a dynamic and effective extension system in Ethiopia. This is to ensure the country’s drive to sustainably improve agricultural production, attain food and nutritional security, as...

Ethiopia 2017 Agriculture and Rural Development

Fall Armyworm management Strategy and Action Plan for Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources

This strategy and action plan contains a SWOT analysis towards the effective management of the Fall Armywom (FAW) invasion of important economic crops like maize and rice in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia 2017 Agriculture and Rural Development

Ethiopian Customs Guide

Ethiopia, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority

The import and export atmosphere in Ethiopia has been made complex due to the presence of many rules. The situation is worsened by the uncoordinated nature of these rules and lack of awareness among the...

Ethiopia 2017 Finance

Radiation and Nuclear Protection Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Ministry of Health, Ethiopia

This 2017 proclamation, numbered 1025, briefly discusses the increasing usage of radiation to meet some of the developmental targets of the country. It also points to the inherent risk associated with this usage as it...

Ethiopia 2017 Health

Coffee Marketing and Quality Control Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia

“This proclamation hopes to establish a sustainable coffee marketing and quality control system. This is to enable supply of quality, voluminous and competitive, unfrosted and value added coffee to the global market. It also seeks...

Ethiopia 2017 Agriculture and Rural Development

Public Debt Management and Guarantee Issuance Directive

Ethiopia, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

Financial directive 46, issued in 2017 by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation. The directive addresses effective management of public debt in Ethiopia. This is in accordance with the Financial Administration proclamation No. 648...

Ethiopia 2017 Finance

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange Establishment (Amendment) Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Agriculture and Natural Resources/ Livestock and Fisheries, Ethiopia

This serves as a re-amendment to the Ethiopia commodity exchange establishment proclamation of 2007 (as amended). The ministry of trade and industry acts as the supervisory body.

Ethiopia 2017 Agriculture and Rural Development

Ethiopian Youth Revolving Fund Establishment Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia

The youth revolving fund of Ethiopia is established to serve as a permanent source of finance to be used in furtherance of the objectives of the Fund. The objectives of the fund include; to assist...

Ethiopia 2017 Finance

Practical Questions on Value Added Tax (VAT) Laws

Ethiopia, Finance and Economic Development

This represents a series of pertinent and practical questions that might tend to arise with regards to the value added tax (VAT) laws. It represents a form of FAQs on VAT laws.

Ethiopia 2017 Finance

Growth and Transformation Plan II (2015-2020)

Ethiopia, National Planning Commission

This second instalment of the Growth and Transformation Plan intends to build on the achievement of GTP I. It hopes to improve on shortcomings and achieve the country’s long term vision of attaining a middle...

Ethiopia 2016 National Development

Growth and Transformation Plan II (2015-2020) Policy Matrix

Ethiopia, National Planning Commission

The GTP policy matric is a sub-set of the government’s second Growth and Transformation Plan. It contains series of benchmarks to aid the monitoring and evaluation of the various targets and priorities set in the...

Ethiopia 2016 National Development

Health Sector Transformation In Quality (HSTQ)

Ethiopia, Ministry of Health

The vision to ensure citizens of Ethiopia have equitable access to affordable, safe, and quality healthcare services is one of the most important goals enshrined in the 5 year health sector transformation plan (HSTP) of...

Ethiopia 2016 Health

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

The goals of the country can be driven through effective supply of skilled and innovative human resources to all sectors of the economy. This proclamation alings itself with this opportunity and seeks to “prepare a...

Ethiopia 2016 Education

Federal Tax Administration Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Ministry of Finance, Ethiopia

An acknowledgement of the need to to separate the administrative and management processes of federal tax collection in the country. A proclamation to drive an effective, efficient, and transparent tax administration system.

Ethiopia 2016 Finance

Animal Health Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Ratification Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia

This represents the proclamation to ratify the Animal Health Agreement between Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, as signed in Algiers on the...

Ethiopia 2016 Agriculture and Rural Development

Commercial Registration and Licensing Proclamation

Council of Ministers/trade and industry, Ethiopia

This Proclamation applies to business persons, sectoral associations, commercial representatives and any other person engaged in commercial activities other than those specified under Article 21(4) of this Proclamation. It clearly spells out the powers and...

Ethiopia 2016 Trade, Industry, and Investment

Geothermal Resources Development Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Mines, Ethiopia

This Proclamation shall apply to geothermal resources development activities within the territory of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Its objectives include; promoting the use of grade II geothermal resources, encouraging a sustainanle carbon-neutral Ethiopian...

Ethiopia 2016 Energy

Cooperative Societies Proclamation

Council of Ministers/trade and industry, Ethiopia

The proclamation applies to cooperative societies established in the country. It has a number of objectives, ranging from collective solving of members social and economic problems, to promotion of self-reliance and saving culture, and to...

Ethiopia 2016 Trade, Industry, and Investment