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Ethiopia and investment provisions in the AfCFTA: issues and challenges

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Yohannes Ayele, Alemayehu Geda, Guta Legesse, Martha Belete

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) investment protocol can be leveraged to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to Ethiopia. Synchronising bilateral and multilateral agreements with domestic economic policies, as well as developing a negotiation position on the National Special Economic Zone Policy to attract FDI, will help Ethiopia prepare ahead of time.