Ethiopia's green transition: A Focus on Development

Oscar Allen, Signe Tolstrup Mathiasen, Lærke Bruhn Elming, Camila Laura Paredes Møller & Ugur Kaya

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This project deals with a case study of low-carbon development in a least developed country by
investigating Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy strategy and Growth and
Transformation Plans. Throughout the project, the main methods used are a case study and
document analysis.The first part of the analysis focuses on the content of the strategy and plans and
what kind of development strategies and economic theories they reflect. The results of this analysis
are that Agricultural Development Led Industrialization is the underlying development strategy and
the green transition of the economy is predominantly reflecting ecological economics. The second
part of the analysis focuses on why Ethiopia concerns itself with climate and sustainability and ends
with a discussion of what possibilities and barriers could influence the implementation of the
strategy and plans. Ethiopia’s economy is very dependent on the weather which is one of the
reasons why the country concern itself with climate changes. In order for the plans to succeed it is
necessary for Ethiopia to receive external funding. The final conclusion is, that Ethiopia is atypical,
since the country does not see economic growth and sustainability as mutually exclusive.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
VejledereLaurids Sandager Lauridsen


  • transition
  • ethiopia
  • development