ET09 Development of a Roadmap for “Greening the Industrial Parks” in Ethiopia

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q1  20190101
End Date q4 20201231
Funding Source Earmarked, Core
Actual Budget (USD) 0
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Status Complete
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Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
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Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
GGGI Project Code : ET09
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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

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GGGI, in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), embarked on specified interventions towards the development and advancement of economically sound, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive industrial parks in Ethiopia. One of the three project of collaboration is the development of a roadmap for greening industrial parks in Ethiopia managed under the Industrial parks development cooperation (IPDC), this study was finalized and validated with multi stakeholder engagement and received endorsement of IPDC in march 2020. The Roadmap for Greening the Industrial Parks serves as a practical guide to IPDC for planning and operating industrial parks (IPs) and sets the minimum requirement for an eco-industrial park as per the International Framework for Eco-Industrial Parks (EIP), jointly published by UNIDO, World Bank Group and GIZ in December 2017. In addition, it is an operational tool for the implementation of the Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy (CRGE) in the IPs and for IPDC as developer and operator of EIPs it provides the framework to attract strategic investors and incentivize local and foreign direct investment.


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Project Manager: Innocent Kabenga

Dauda Suma, Ida Demmellash, Milite Gebreselassie, Nardos Desta