Support Services to Government

The Ethiopian Government is putting in place policies that aim to modernize Ethiopia’s trade sector. To this effect, two EDRI staffs have been involved in the technical and financial evaluation of a consultancy service on the establishment of an organization called “Cash and Carry” for wholesale trade.

Third Round (2012/13 Academic Year) EDRI/ESSP-II Competitive Research Grants

Announcement was made to submit applications by November 30th, 2012. EDRI and ESSP-II will announce winners of the grant in due course.

H.E. Ato Newai Gebre-ab travelled to Beijing, China for a work visit to Center for Economic Research at Peking University, China. During his visit he met professor Yang Yao, Director of the Center. The Purpose of the visit was to discuss with the Head of the Center about future relationships between the Research Center and EDRI.

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  • EDRI and the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (AACCSA) held their first seminar series on private sector development on 14th February 2014 at Hilton Hotel. It was attended by officials from relevant government institutions, the business community and research organizations. The topic of discussion was “ joint ventures, Prospects and Challenges in Ethiopia”. There were three presentations from Mrs. Berhanie Demessie, Mr. Mihreteab Leoul and Mr. Yohannes Woldegebriel. The Presentations are provided below. It was reflected in the meeting that these presentations would be valuable inputs the ongoing development of a new comprehensive legal and strategy framework for joint ventures in Ethiopia.

    MLA power point slide
    EDRI Presentation
    JV presentation
  • Terms of Reference (TORs) for Country Profiling and Needs Assessment in Support of Private Sector Capacity Development: ACBF/EDRI Project (Second time Announcement)

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    • Terms of Reference (TOR) for Consultancy Work – “Changes in Cereal Consumption Pattern in Urban Areas

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    • Terms of Reference (TOR) for Consultancy Work – “Agricultural – Development – Led – Industrialization (ADLI) Strategy: Its Pay-off to Fostering Consumption Linkages with the Industrial Sector

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    • Terms of Reference (TOR) for Consultancy Work – “Development of the Flour Milling Industry in Urban Areas

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    • Terms of Reference (TOR) for Consultancy Work – “Development of the Milk Industry in Ethiopia: A Comparative Analysis between Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa”

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  • Launch of NEW TTI Website

    Think Tank Initiative Website Launch We’ve got a new look! The Think Tank Initiative has just launched its brand new website: This website contains up-to-date information about the think tanks we’re funding, what’s new with the program and what we are learning.

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  • Publication of Research Reports titled:

    EDRI Research Report 16. Harnessing Climate Finance for Climate Protection and Sustainable Development in Africa.Download the PDF

    EDRI Research Report 15. Climate Conventions and Africa/Ethiopia.Download the PDF

    EDRI Research Report 14. Carbon Markets and Mittigation Strategies for Africa/Ethiopia: Literature Review and the Way Forward.Download the PDF

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