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Appendix: Relevant Government Bodies in Ethiopia

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs aims to promote effective, healthy and peaceful industrial relations, promoting social dialogue and ensuring good labour administration, with occupational safety and health services at both the national and regional level. As part of its remit, the ministry is also responsible for labour inspections at SOEs.

Ministry of Industry

The Ministry of Industry aims to secure a globally competitive industrial sector – driving rapid and sustainable growth by 2023. In doing so, it will promote and expand the development of industry by creating a conducive enabling environment for the development of investment and technological capacity.

Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC)

The EIC is an autonomous government institution accountable to the country’s Investment Board, which is chaired by the Prime Minister. The main services provided by EIC include: promoting the country’s investment opportunities and conditions to foreign and domestic investors; issuing investment permits, business licences and construction permits; issuing work permits and negotiating and, upon government approval, signing bilateral investment promotion and protection treaties with other countries.

Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (ECCSA)

The ECCSA aims to provide a platform for the private sector. It aims to play an important role in developing the economy through advocacy, trade and investment promotion and capacity building.

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

The Ministry contributes to the development and public finance efforts of the nation. It is involved in institution building, fiscal policy, public finance management and external resource mobilisation and partnership.

Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Electricity

The Ministry’s vision is to establish Ethiopia as a model of excellence in water resources development and become a renewable energy hub in East Africa. It hopes to play a significant role in the socio-economic development of Ethiopia through development and management of its water and energy resources in a sustainable manner.

Ministry of Transport

The Ministry of Transport initiates policies and laws for the transport sector and prepares plans and budgets. It supervises and coordinates several institutions under the transport sector, including Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC), Dry Port Administration (DPA), Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) and Road Transport Authority (RTA).

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the lead government body responsible and legally mandated for environmental management. The vision of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is to ensure a clean and healthy environment in Ethiopia. The Ministry is responsible in ensuring the realisation of environmental rights, goals, objectives and basic principles enshrined in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Constitution as well as the Environment Policy.

Ministry of Trade

The Ministry of Trade has been given the power to supervise and coordinate five government institutions that are involved in the promotion and development of trade, industry and investment activities. The ministry aims to secure social benefits by establishing a transparent, fair and competitive trade system and generating foreign exchange earnings.

Ministry of Innovation & Technology

The Ministry of Innovation & Technology aims to entrench Ethiopia with the capacities which enable rapid learning, adaptation and utilisation of effective foreign technologies by the year 2022/23. It coordinates, encourages and supports science and technology activities that align with the country’s social and economic development plan.


Manufacturing in East Africa: Ethiopia

Section 1: Industrial Manufacturing Focus
Section 2: Labour & Land Resources
Section 3: Infrastructure
Section 4: Regulations & Tax Incentives
Appendix: Relevant Government Bodies

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