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Ethiopia: Economic reforms can survive Tigray conflict, the AfDB says

By David Whitehouse
Posted on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 18:16

Ethiopia's PM Ahmed
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia’s economic reforms can continue despite the impact of conflict in Tigray, Nnenna Nwabufo -- African Development Bank (AfDB) director general for East Africa -- tells The Africa Report.

The government is putting in place measures to promote private-sector participation in telecommunications, finance, logistics and manufacturing, Nwabufo says. “These reform measures aim to unleash the potential of the private sector and its contribution to the economy” and will also promote efficiency of public services, she says.