The identified outcome of the EDP is that a private sector-led Ethiopian manufacturing and service industries, especially small and medium enterprises, sustainably improve their competitiveness and employment creation potential. In addition, the project aims to capacitate agricultural producers to increasingly use improved institutional services, efficient marketing system, and appropriate technology and practices for sustainable increase in agricultural production and productivity.


The project aims to achieve this outcome by strengthening institutional capacities to implement an entrepreneurship and enterprise development program that fosters the emergence of a productive and competitive private sector in Ethiopia.To achieve this, the project aims to provide innovative entrepreneurship skills training and provision of customized business development services to new and existing MSEs in the country. In addition, the project promotes innovation and investment, establishments of Centres of Excellence for Entrepreneurship in 6 public universities, and also acts as the country host for the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week activities in Ethiopia.


Business Development Services
Innovation Services
Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship
Global Entrepreneurship Week