Marie Durane

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Journal Article

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Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, achieving enormous economic growth averaging 10.6% over the past decade and leading in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). According to the 2014 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report, FDI in Ethiopia has increased by 242% from 2012 to 2013. However, the excessive speed at which Ethiopia is seeking foreign investment into the country, specifically in the garment industry, has led to an exploitation of garment workers who are paid extremely low wages. To ensure garment workers are paid fairly, Ethiopia should establish a minimum wage law that reflects an amount that Ethiopians can actually live on.