Ethiopia Economic Opportunities Program (WB-P163829)

  • Ethiopia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 26, 2018
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 202.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 333.60 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 8, 2017

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Project Description

The development objective of Economic Opportunities Program Program-for-Results Project is to provide economic opportunities for Ethiopians and refugees in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Ethiopia is a landlocked country that has experienced impressive growth and gains in development in the past two decades. Despite accelerated progress, Ethiopia remains challenged by the need to create economic opportunities for its fast-growing population of over 100 million, including for an estimated 20 million Ethiopians living below the poverty line. A hybrid Program for Results (PforR) and Investment Project Financing (IPF) operation is chosen to address the mix of policy actions, investment activity, and technical assistance to achieve the desired outcomes of the Economic opportunities program. The Economic opportunities program will support a subset of the government’s jobs compact program. The activities supported by the PforR constitute the boundary of the program and have been selected based on the World Bank Group’s strengths and ongoing development operations.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Name of Agency: Ethiopian Investment Commission
Contact: Dr. Belachew Mekuria Fikre
Title: Deputy Commissioner
Tel: +251 11 551 0033
Email: Belachew.Mekuria@Ethio


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