City Actions in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia)
Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and represents the political and economic hub of the country. The population of the city as at 2010 was projected at 3,009,130growing at an annual rate of 2.1% (Atlas of Urban Expansion, 2016). Addis Ababa is noted to be among the fastest growing metropolises in Africa; consequently, the city is facing the common problems associated with rapid urban growth including inadequate transport infrastructure and services, energy supply insufficiency, and challenges encountered with urban waste management (Ethiopia Ministry of Transport, 2011). The dominant economic activity in Addis Ababa is trade and commerce. Other economic sectors which offer most employment opportunities in the city include: manufacturing and industry, home making, civil administration, transport and communication (Government of Ethiopia, 2018). The UN-Habitat, reporting on the state of Addis Ababa in 2017, noted that there has been rapid economic development in the city over the years; and that the service sector continues to dominate the city’s economy (UN-Habitat, 2017).