Developing a business case for eco-industrial parks development in Ethiopia

Hawassa Industrial Park


DAI Europe Ltd funded by DFID

Project dates


Context and objectives

The purpose of the assignment is to prepare a Business Case for Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP) with the objective of soliciting green finance with which to position HIP as viable eco-industrial park (EIP). The first expected outcome of this assignment is thus a feasibility analysis is for HIP and, on that basis, a bankable proposal for soliciting green finance from relevant funds.

In addition, the HIP business case will be used to prepare a contextually relevant roadmap and guidance material, which will be used as resource kit for the development of Sustainable Industrial Parks in Ethiopia.


  1. Business Case for HIP;
  2. Proposal for green finance based on HIP Business Case;
  3. An implementation plan
  4. A Business Case template for EIP development for use in other parks (derived from a & b above);
  5. A roadmap, to guide Ethiopia on the design, development, construction and operations of EIPs (which could be used as an input for policy makers);
  6. A dissemination plan of the results, findings and learnings.

For more information

Industrial Park Development Corporation of Ethiopia 

Enterprise partners


Hippo in the Hawassa Lake

Work factory in the Hawassa Industrial Park

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