8 Things You Should Know Before Investing In Ethiopia  

Written by Lillian Mutiso

Economic investments in any country across the world are vulnerable to positive and negative incidents in the social and political patterns of a nation, and investing in Ethiopia is no different.

Ethiopia, a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa with a population of about 96 million people, is no exception. The country has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with an average 10.3 percent growth rate in the recent years.

Despite this high growth, the World Bank ranks Ethiopia 104th out of 183 countries on its Ease of Doing Business Index due to regulatory hurdles, legal threats to property, and the time and money spent on registering a business, ensuring right of title to property, and acquiring licenses.

Below are some of the things any potential investor should know before investing in Ethiopia:

Sources: GOV.UK, Amnesty International, BBC, Focus Economics, Al Jazeera, Trading Economics, Ethiopian News, OSAC