Ethiopia: Abiy’s reform agenda is down but not out

Issue 441 - 24 Jun 2021 - By Dan Marks | 7 minute read

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed set out an ambitious reform programme when he came to power in 2018, but the pace of change has been slow. The government has had to contend with a hugely difficult political and security environment, with regional coup attempts, conflict and riots, and a packed legislative and policy programme – as well as a deeply ingrained scepticism of international business – although there are signs the next generation of managers and politicians has a different outlook.

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