The Second High Level Forum for the Phase III of Policy Dialogue
of Industrial Development in Ethiopia
7th November (Tuesday), 2017
Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa

Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Mekonnen Manyazewal, with the Rank of Minister  Chief Executive Director, EDRI

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Remarks
          H.E. Mr. Ahmed Abetew, Minister, Ministry of Industry
H.E. Mr. Ken Yamada, Chief Representative, JICA Ethiopia Office
9:10 – 9:30 Productivity Enhancing Measures Adopted in Ethiopia and Sri Lanka; A Bilateral Comparison

Prof. Kenichi Ohno, Professor, GRIPS

9:30 – 9:50 Floor Discussion Q and A
9:50 – 10:10 Productivity Determinants in the Textile and Garment Industries in Ethiopia

Dr. Tsegaye Gebrekidan, Research Fellow, EDRI

10:10 – 10:30

Productivity and Earnings in the Metal Working Sector in Ethiopia

Dr. Girum Abebe, Research Fellow, EDRI
10:30 – 11:00 Floor Discussion Q and A
11:00 – 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 – 11:30

A Literature Review: Wage-Labor Productivity Nexus on the Ethiopian Manufacturing

Dr. Kidanemariam Berhe Hailu, Lead Researcher, PSRC
11:30 – 11:50

Labor Productivity in Vietnam: Data Analysis and Policy Recommendation

Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh, Director, Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), Vietnam National University

11:50 – 12:20 Floor Discussion Q and A
12:20 – 12:30 Closing Remarks
    H.E. Mr. Mekonnen Manyazewal, with rank of Minister Chief Executive Director, EDRI
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at Buffet Restaurant