Capacity Statement on Job Creation
PIN has been active in supporting youth employment in Ethiopia’s leather, construction, WASH and Agri-business sectors. People in Need has been particularly supporting the development of the leather industry in Ethiopia since 2011 through its projects. The leather sector in Ethiopia is highly labor intensive in the raw material sourcing, transportation, processing and marketing phases. Thus, it possesses an enormous potential to create much needed non-agricultural employment, and looks set to play an important role in poverty reduction. Yet this potential has remained largely unexploited and it needs further perspective in the future. Despite the challenges, however, the leather sector remains the priority area for Ethiopian government to contribute to export diversification and foreign exchange earnings.