Foreign and Domestic Investment has been steadily growing in Ethiopia. The Federal and Regional Governments encourage investment; they provide land, incentives such as tax holidays, an improved bureaucracy at the Federal and Regional Investment offices, etc. The Government itself has been investing heavily to improve the country's infrastructures and as a result the road network has improved greatly in the last few years and this helps investment. The Government is also focusing on the housing sector and low cost condominiums are being built in the capital and regional cities. Moreover, the Government is actively engaged in an intiative to improve the ease of doing business in Ethiopia.

Private investors, both Ethiopian and Non-Ethiopian Nationals, undertake investment activities in the agriculture, construction and manufacturing sectors. Flower farms, cement factories, steel smelting and rolling mills are becoming more and more common in Ethiopia. Investment opportunities in a pletora of sectors are rising as the country moves towards opening up the market for more private sector involvement.

One of the things potential investors need before they start investing is information. They will want to find ways to invest in Ethiopia and know how things work. This is the right place to find info on Investment in Ethiopia.

One can find Frequently Asked Questions About Investment in Ethiopia below.

Under Investment Regulations, you can find the different proclamations and regulations and their amendments (if any) and the highlights of these documents.

On Investment Procedures page, you can see who needs investment permit to invest in Ethiopia and how to apply for the permit and the procedures to follow and the documents needed to secure the permit for domestic and foreign investors.

The Ethiopian Government provides these investment incentives:

  1. Exemption from Income Tax
  2. Exemption from The payment of customs duty

The details of these incentives are found on the Investment Incentives page.

The page on major investment areas in Ethiopia informs potential investors where and what to invest. This page has the various types of forms of investment available in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian Investment Commission has been set up by the government as the responsible organ to facilitate investment in Ethiopia. The head office is located on Bole Road, very near to Dembel City Center and adjacent to the Oromia Regional Government Building.

Its full address is: