It has one of the highest economic growths in Africa. While at some points the GDP reached over 12 percent, yet Ethiopia is suffering from poverty and hunger.
Ethiopia has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Major strides in agricultural investment has been made, a sector which employs three in four Ethiopians. The government is committed to eradicating poverty. Addis Ababa is experiencing a construction boom.
The IMF has said that Ethiopia’s economy will grow by 8.7 percent this year. But the country is where things don’t make sense. The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply with 7.5 million people being in starvation and 855,000 people in need of life-saving assistance. Meanwhile, the UN has warned that 2.3 million people are "highly vulnerable."