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EUBFE Launched Two Policy Briefs on the Occasion of Signing of MoU

Posted in Advocacy

EU Business Forum in Ethiopia launched two policy briefs on the same occasion that saw it sign a memorandum of understanding with Ministry of Industry in the presence of HE Hassen Moalin-State Minister on January 30, 2023. Also in attendance were HE Semereta Sewasew State Minister of Finance, HE Lelise Neme- Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission, HE Roland Kobia, Ambassador of EU to Ethiopia and HE Temesgen Tilahun-EIC Deputy Commissioner. The event attracted more than one hundered twenty guests from member state embassies, various ministries, development partners, sister associations as well as all members of EUBFE and its member associations. 
The two policy brief entitled: " Sourcing from the Source-Utilizing FDI to Tackle Ethiopia's FDI Challenge" analyzes the potential for local sourcing as a solution to the foreign exchange conundrum. The second policy brief "Accelerating Ethiopia's Transformation-Rethinking the Strategic Role of mid-to-small Scale FDI" advocates for strategy for positioning mid-to-small scale FDI within the development strategy of Ethiopia and enact investment promotion and facilitation accordingly. The recommendations made in the policy briefs will be the basis for engagement between EUBFE and the various government agencies in the coming months. Full content of the policy briefs can be downloaded via links below.
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