Emerging giant: Ethiopia’s pathways to prosperity


Ethiopia’s economic growth has been remarkable, but the country still faces substantial development challenges. Growing disparities between urban and rural areas, and within rural areas, must be reduced. Economic growth has also slowed in recent years, which could strain a government facing political pressure within the country.

This seminar will launch the ISS’ latest assessment of Ethiopia’s future prospects. Emerging giant: potential pathways for Ethiopia to 2040 presents the likely trajectory of human and economic development over the next 20 years, and how government policy choices could influence the country’s prosperity and stability. 

Chair: Amb Konjit Sinegorgis, Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS

Tewodros Makonnen, Country Economist, International Growth Centre, Ethiopia Country Programme

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