Ethiopia - Privatization Technical Assistance Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Nov 2000
Signature Date 08 Mar 2001
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 2,997,733.93
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Privatisation Technical Assistance Project aims to promote a dynamic private sector development. It is part of the privatization programme initiated by the Ethiopian of Government (GOE). The GOE has demonstrated its determination to vigorously implement this privatisation program. For the first phase of the program, the EPA privatised 176 (mostly small-scale) PEs. Under the current phase of the program, the GOE has prepared a Privatisation Action Plan involving the divestiture of 123 PEs, out of which 80 are expected to be brought to the point of sale by June 2001. Together with the support being provided by the World Bank and the GTZ, the ADF project should support the implementation of the Privatisation Action Plan. In addition, the privatisation of public enterprises would relieve tied resources and permit the Government to redeploy its scarce resources into areas of higher priority and poverty-focused projects and programs. The project consists of six components, namely: (i) transactions support; (ii) institutional support (technical assistance, provision of equipment and training); (iii) public awareness promotion; (iv) post privatisation monitoring and impact analysis (v) Environmental Audit; (vi) Ethiopian Privatisation Agency (EPA) operating Support.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to promote a dynamic private sector development. Its objective is to strengthen the capacity of EPA to effectively implement the privatisation action plan thereby reducing the size of the portfolio of state enterprises.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the Government of Ethiopia and, ultimately, the populations.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Ethiopia
Agence Ethiopienne de Privatisation


IATI identifier 46002-P-ET-KF0-002
Last Update 01 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Ethiopia
Coordinates Location Name
9.02497 38.7469 Addis Ababa