Standard Bank Group has expanded its already extensive East African footprint with the official opening of a representative office in Ethiopia. This means that Standard Bank, which is Africa’s largest bank by assets, has a continent-wide footprint in 20 African countries.
The Economist’s first Ethiopia Summit has kicked off Wednesday at the Sheraton Hotel here in Addis Abeba. Part of a series of high growth country summits organized by the Economist bringing together industry and business leaders as well as government officials, the two day Summit themed “Driving Continued Growth,” provides a platform to discuss the factors shaping the country’s growth.
Ethiopia Shows Progress to Meet the Targets but Lagging Behind on Gender Equality and Maternal Health
The latest report assessing Ethiopia’s progress towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is released Thursday in Addis Abeba at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The MDG progress reports have in the past been used as a strong advocacy tool to accelerate progress and highlight key challenges in the country’s bid to meet the 2015 deadline.