Commitments to investment in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) can help to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), with various benefits for the Ethiopian economy. FDI can help catalyse domestic investment, lead to transfer of technology and managerial skills, and create jobs and reduce poverty. These benefits, however, come with challenges.
In this paper, we explore the opportunities and the challenges ahead for the Ethiopian economy under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and its Protocol on Investment. We also advance possible actions for the Government of Ethiopia and others around AfCFTA and Investment Issues to overcome these challenges.
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