What can the Ethiopian manufacturing sector learn from the past?

Vrolijk, Kasper
External Publications (2021)

published on Deutsche Welle, 22.04.2021

Original version in Amharic:
የኢትዮጵያ ማምረቻ ዘርፍ ካለፈው ምን ይማራል?

(Google translated) Full text

According to the ten-year development plan of the Ethiopian government, the country will focus on the manufacturing sector using raw materials by 2017. In the second phase of the plan, from 2018 to 2022, it will turn its attention to "manufacturing sub-sectors that require high capital and skilled manpower". This article examines what the new policy can learn from previous policies adopted by the Ethiopian government.

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