Project Reference Profiles – Ethiopia(ET09) Green growth governance – Development of a Roadmap for “Greening the Industrial Parks” in Ethiopia

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO2, SO3
Start Date Q1  20190101
End Date q4 20201231
Funding Source Earmarked, Core
Actual Budget (USD) 41,443
Budget Percentage 35%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 14,314
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 7,926
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

The Ethiopian industrial sector has been experiencing steady growth since more than a decade ago, especially because of the development and implementation of robust industrial policies and strategies as well as the adoption of sound macroeconomic reforms by the government. The sector is witnessing an increase in both foreign and domestic investments, particularly in the manufacturing sector. To augment this momentum, the Government of Ethiopia, in 2014, established the Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC), which was mandated to lead the country’s industrialization process, through the construction, management and operations of industrial parks across the country. This is in accordance with the aspirations of the country’s Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), and in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 9. The GTP II envisaged the industrial sector to play a greater role in GDP growth, job creation, and foreign exchange earnings. In this regard, the government of Ethiopia prioritized the promotion of micro and small enterprises as well as supporting the development of medium and large-scale industries across the country. The Plan also emphasized the establishment of industrial zones, public enterprise management and privatization in the country. This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks.

The objective of the project is:

  • To develop a roadmap that will guide the greening of industrial parks in Ethiopia. The roadmap will cover sustainability issues for both existing and new industrial parks. It will be used by the Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) in the development and management of industrial parks across the country. The overall Outcome of this project is to achieve low-carbon, green and environmentally friendly industrial parks in Ethiopia.

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Development of sustainable and zero emission industrial parks increased.

Outcome: The expected outcome of this project is green industrial parks with zero emissions.

Project Outputs completed in 2019: This project was extended in late 2019 until March 2020. The reason for the extension was that the contract of the first consultant was terminated due to non-delivery of acceptable reports. A new consultant was hired and had completed the Roadmap in March 2020. i. Green Growth Policies: “The Roadmap for Greening the Industrial Parks in Ethiopia” is a policy document that prescribes series of interventions by different stakeholders, including IPDC, the Parks’ Investors, EFCCC, etc., that will lead to the transition to low carbon and sustainable industrial parks.

ii. Green Investments: N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: N/A

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Innocent Kabenga

Dauda Suma, Ida Demmellash, Milite Gebreselassie, Nardos Desta


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Thematic Areas
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Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
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Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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