Advancing Decent Work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia

With an initial focus on the garment and textile industries, the ILO has launched a comprehensive and coordinated programme involving ILO’s key components (BetterWork, Vision Zero Fund, SCORELABADMIN and INWORK) to promote decent work and inclusive industrialization in Ethiopia. The textile and garment industry is one of the priorities of the Ethiopian Government under the Growth and Transformation plan (GTPII) in the move of lifting Ethiopia to a middle-income country by 2025. However, poor working conditions resulting in low productivity, high turnover and absentee as well as weak regulatory institutions, coupled with the limited capacity of the workers’ and employers’ organisations, creates a poorly functioning labour market and uncompetitive businesses. More

Voices from the factory


  1. Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week

    9 - 12 November 2019


  1. Impact of Covid-19 in the Garment &Textile Industry

    In this video, we talk to workers from the garment and textile industry to understand the impact of COVID-19 in their work and personal life.

  2. SIRAYE impact video

    This video looks at the initial impact of the SIRAYE programme on advancing decent work and inclusive industrialization.

  3. A day in the life of an Ethiopian garment worker

    This video was produced by ILO as part of the Siraye programme on advancing Decent Work and Inclusive industrialization in the garment and textile industry in Ethiopia.