• Hawassa Industrial Park: Smart Development

    11 days ago - By Rick Steves

    I'm in Ethiopia, scouting locations for an upcoming public television special about hunger. And traveling here, I feel like I'm witnessing a country that has been famously poor evolving into a developed nation.
    In order to develop, Ethiopia wants investment, not charity. Ethiopia earns little from exports - its biggest export, coffee, only generates about $700 million a year. But it has a huge untapped natural resource of young people who are ready to work for wages that are much lower than those in the developed world. With more labor than physical resources, big corporations use a poor...
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