African Development Bank and Ethiopia sign agreement for first phase of Ethiopia–Djibouti transport corridor

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 5 August 2019 - The government of Ethiopia and the African Development Bank Group have signed a $98 million grant agreement from the African Development Fund (ADF) to help finance phase one of the Ethiopia–Djibouti Road Transport Corridor Project. The agreement was signed by Ahmed Shide, the Minister of Finance, on behalf of the government of Ethiopia, and Abdul Kamara, the African Development Bank Group’s country manager in Ethiopia. The total cost of the project is $255 million, comprising an ADF grant of $98 million to the government of Ethiopia, an ADF grant...

Ethiopia-Djibouti Power Interconnection Project


Multinational - Transport corridor project phase i project - Appraisal Report

The Ethiopia – Djibouti Transport Corridor Project Phase I will improve logistics and road access to sea ports to Ethiopia and deepen regional integration in the economy, trade and transport. Ethiopia – Djibouti regional integration goes back over a century in the days of the now disused narrow gauge Djibouti – Addis Ababa railway which has been replaced with a new electrified standard gauge railway. 2. The project consists of the construction of 60km of the new 126 km 4-lane expressway from Adama to Awash, design of one-stop-border post and sections of road, policy, sector reforms in...

EOI – Ethiopia - Developing Bankable Feasibility Study for the Construction of Standard Gauge Railway Connecting Ethiopia and Sudan

The Ethiopian Railways Corporation has applied for financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Developing Bankable Feasibility Study for the Construction of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Connecting Ethiopia and Sudan, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for consultancy service for feasibility study of standard gauge railway connecting Ethiopia and Sudan.

GPN – Ethiopia - The Ethiopia Renewable Energy Program I (EREP-I) Project

The Federal Government of Ethiopia has applied for a grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund (SEFA) through the African Development Bank to finance the The Ethiopia Renewable Energy Program I (EREP-I) Project. The principal objectives of this project are to increase electricity access,geographically diversifying the energy mix and reduce Ethiopia’s hydro power concentration through increased generation from private sector-led renewable energy investments. The program will support the rolling out of a viable, competitive and sustainable procurement framework that will enable and stimulate...

GPN – Ethiopia - Integrated Agro-Industry Parks Support Project

The Federal Government of Ethiopia has received a Grant from the African Development Fund to finance the Ethiopia-Integrated Agro-Industry Parks Support Project (IAIPSP).  The principal objectives of this project are to: The Project is supporting the development of four (4) Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks (IAIPs), already commenced by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE). In particular, the project will provide part of the infrastructure required for agro-industrial activities on the 4 IAIPs and develop requisite skills and agricultural value chain capacity to ensure competitiveness,...

1996-2007 - Ethiopia - Country Assistance Evaluation

Ethiopia is an important country in many ways. A large country of 1.1 million km2 , it is strategically positioned in the troubled Horn of Africa. With a population of nearly 80 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa. Economic growth rates have been high in recent years, averaging nearly 9% between 2004 and 2006. Yet almost 10% of the population experiences chronic food insecurity, and although poverty levels are slowly declining, around 36% of Ethiopia’s people live below the $1 a day poverty line. Despite signs of progress, the development...

GPN – Ethiopia - Developing Bankable Feasibility Study for the Construction of Standard Gauge Railway Connecting Ethiopia and Sudan

The Ethiopia has applied for a grant from the African Development Bank/African Development Fund/ NEPAD-IPPF Grant to finance the Developing of Bankable Feasibility Study for the Construction of Standard Gauge Railway Connecting Ethiopia and Sudan.

GPN - Ethiopia – Djibouti Transport Corridor Project Phase I: Adama - Awash - Meisso – Dire Dawa, Lot I: Adama – Welenchiti – 60Km

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has applied for financing from the African Development Bank to finance the Ethiopia –Djibouti Transport Corridor Project Phase I: Adama -Awash -Meisso –Dire Dawa, Lot I: Adama –Welenchiti –60Km

2011-2015 - Eastern Africa-Regional Integration Strategy Paper - Draft Version

Regional Integration is at the core of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) mandate and is a key priority area in the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS), 2008-2012. In keeping with this strategic thrust, the Board approved a Regional Integration Strategy (RIS), 2009-2012, in March 2009, which commits the Bank to preparing Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) to provide an analytical framework for streamlining regional operations (ROs) in the Bank and identify the Regional Public Goods (RPGs) for which the Bank could potentially provide funding support. The timing of the preparation of...

Ethiopia: African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund approves grant to spur renewable investments

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank on 17 May 2019 approved a $995,000 grant to support the roll out of a sustainable procurement framework for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in Ethiopia. The SEFA grant will encourage private investments into hydropower projects through Ethiopia’s Renewable Energy Programme. It will strengthen the government’s capacity to undertake bankability and technical analysis including feasibility assessments of projects in the hydro priority pipeline. The grant also provides for environmental and social...

Working Paper 116 - Unlocking Productive Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia: Which Incentives Matter

Policymakers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are well aware of the positive role that productive entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can play in development of their economies. Productive SMEs can create jobs, broaden the tax base, diversify risks, innovate and adopt new technology. The role of SMEs as engines of growth was shown by the postwar recovery in Austria and Germany and by the diverging paths of the Central European and Baltic countries from those of the CIS countries, among others. In transition economies, the productivity gains, employment, and the...

Working Paper 268 - Measuring Resilience to Climate Change in Ethiopia

Resilience comprises anticipative, mitigative, adaptive, reactive, and transformative capacities. This paper pioneer an approach of measuring resilience using the Resilient Capacity Index (RCI) by considering all the dimensions. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was used to give relevant weights to the different indicators. OLS and censored regression analysis were used to identify determinants of resilience. The findings indicated that HHs living in the same geographic locations have different levels of resilience. The average RCI for highland, midland and lowland were 0.14, 0.116 and 0.037...

East Africa Quarterly Bulletin - Second Quarter 2014

The East Africa Quarterly Bulletin is produced by country economists and country program officers of the African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC), Nairobi, Kenya. The publication covers thirteen countries including Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan1 , Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Bulletin is part of the AfDB’s monitoring of socio-economic developments across the continent and provides summary information on the previous quarter’s major developments across the sub-region for which data...

Ethiopia reaps rewards of tax policy reform, according to research from the African Development Bank

Revenue collection in Ethiopia has increased significantly after the government implemented tax reforms to boost resources. These findings were revealed at a workshop hosted by the African Development Bank and a high-level delegation from the Ethiopian government. A study found that the introduction of electronic cash registers increased value added tax (VAT) collections and payments by about 32%, with variations by sectors of activity, size of firms and locations. This increase can be considered large. However, given the low tax base, there is significant scope to mobilize domestic...

Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness SMEs in Ghana and seven other African countries

Who:   The African Development Bank What:   Launch of 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) Date:   Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 9:00 – 11:00am Venue:  African Development Bank, Ghana Country Office, Ridge, Accra. The African Development Bank will launch 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT)in support of agribusiness Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise (SMEs) in eight African countries – Ghana (4), Tanzania (4), Burkina Faso (2), Malawi (2), Mozambique (2), Ethiopia (...

African Union and African Development Bank to co-host launch of “African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Accountability Scorecard

The African Union, His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho, the African Development Bank, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners, will launch the African Leaders For Nutrition (ALN) Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard on Monday 11 February 2019. The event, under the theme “A Call for Better Advocacy and Accountability for Nutrition Investments,” will be chaired by His Majesty King Letsie III and African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. The Continental Nutrition...

Contract Award – Ethiopia - Procurement of Plant Design, Supply & Installation of 5 Substations (Package- IIIa) - Addis Ababa Transmission Distribution Rehabilitation Upgrading Project


African Development Bank, partners support smallholder farmers with 17 new project grants

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), hosted by the African Development Bank, has announced Us$ 3,390,000 funding for 17 new small and medium enterprises in the agriculture sector as part of its transformative support for food security, income enhancement, job creation, and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. The funding, provided by the African Development Bank and partners, was announced in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday in support of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agribusiness sector in eight African countries – Ghana (4), Tanzania (4), Burkina...

African Development Bank: Manufacturing key to boost economic growth and job creation in East Africa – Regional Economic Outlook Report

The manufacturing sector will hold the key to future growth in East Africa, the African Development Bank’s lead Economist for the Bank’s East Africa Regional Office has emphasised. Speaking during the launch ceremony of the report held 4 April in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr Marcellin Ndong-Ntah said the manufacturing sector’s potential to accelerate regional economic growth, generate more job creation, and ultimately reduce poverty was significant. “In order to achieve this objective, countries must continue to look for alternative sectors of economic growth, emphasise regional trade and...