PSD Hub is a strategic tool to the Ethiopian Business community. It has been assisting the efforts of the Ethiopian chamber system to improve the business climate and Ethiopia’s private sector development since 2005. This effort has contributed to the enhancement of the capacity of Chambers in being a positive voice for the private sector through research, advocacy and policy influence, which could result in improved policy, legal and institutional arrangements for the sector.

In the new phase of the project the PSD Hub should help ECCSA to improve its ability to:

  • Represent all businesses equally well, including those that may not yet be members of the Chamber system, or which are made up of people who are disempowered and lack fair access to advocacy and representation (such as women and the poor including those engaging in the informal sector);

  • Undertake all aspects of the advocacy process across all aspects of business advocacy, including data collection, research, consultation, and issue identification; and

  • Support the fulfilment of capacity building requirements of all organisations in the wider advocacy system, which may include: media organisations, universities and research organisations, civil society and non-government organisations, and consulting organisations.

Hence, ECCSA/PSD-Hub phase III project focuses on two components, namely ECCSA capacity building to attain financial sustainability by focusing on its core activities of providing demand led services for business community and PSD research, policy and advocacy to the government on matters of policy and regulations that affect the ability of the Ethiopian private sector generally, and impact upon jobs and income to the poor and women more specifically.


Contribute to inclusive economic growth in Ethiopia by creating a positive enabling business environment for private sector development


Effective public-private dialogue that leads to regulatory and policy changes; resulting in a more conducive environment for sustainable and inclusive economic growth.


Strengthened Ethiopian chamber system that functions as a strategic representative and viable entity facilitating consultation with the government on private sector needs for inclusive growth


OUTPUT 1: Capacity of the Ethiopian BMOs enhanced to regularly scan the business environment and provide recommendations for government that improve the operating environment for business growth.


OUTPUT 2: Stronger chamber system established and led by ECCSA that has  a strong voice in business advocacy and promotes all inclusive growth for the Ethiopian private sector.

OUTPUT 3: Inclusive business agenda developed with greater focus on poverty alleviation and income generation developed.

OUTPUT 4: A value chain coordination platform created in the chamber system that offers value to members and wider stakeholders.


Financially sustainable Chamber system and responsive to the needs and demands of members and business

OUTPUT 1: ECCSA financial sustainability is enhanced through development of new member services.

OUTPUT 2: ECCSA member services (current/new) meet members needs and are financially viable through payments for services.

OUTPUT 3: Chamber system’s capacity to plan and deliver viable member services is improved.

OUTPUT 4: ECCSA capacity to develop, monitor and evaluate results based frameworks that measure its performance is improved

Programme Organization

The PSD Hub is governed by the Steering Board, chaired by the president of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations with members drawn from government, donors and the business community. ECCSA provides administration and legal support to the Hub. The Hub operations are run by the Hub manager supported by professional and support staffs.

Private Sector Development Hub (PSD Hub)
Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations
7th Floor, Room no. 704
Tel: 251-11-5549684
Fax: 251-11-5517699

For More Information Click the Brochure
PSD-Hub Brochure

Call for Expression of Interest (EoI) for Project Proposal

Private Sector Development Hub (PSD Hub) hosted by Ethiopian Chamber of commerce and Sectoral Association (ECCSA) invites Business Membership organizations (BMOs) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) as the first step in applying for a grant for Capacity Building and Financial Sustainability of the Ethiopian Chamber system and Sectoral Associations & its members grant funding as per agreement signed with Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

To download the call for expression full document click here
To download the Form B – Expression of Interest for Funding click here


Applicants should use the Form B – Expression of Interest for Funding (EOIF)  PSD Hub Phase III Project (above).The application  may be submitted within the advertised time frames (The deadline for submission of the EOI  is February 1st , 2017 to  March 28th , 2017 consecutive working days. Wax sealed and stamped Proposals shall be sent to PSD hub Project office  Mexico Square, ECCSA Building 7th floor, Room No. 705 in person or Mail addressed to; 

PSD hub Project office
Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations
P.O.Box: 517
Addis Ababa

PSD Hub publications (click to Download)
  1. A Study on the Determination of the Share of the Private Sector in Ethiopian Gross Domestic Product
  2. Assessment of Urban Development Practices on Business Expansion in Ethiopia
  3. Baseline Survey on Competition and Markets in Ethiopia
  4. Company Registration in Ethiopia
  5. Desk Review of Studies Conducted on Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia
  6. Enabling the Private Sector to Contribute to the Reduction of Urban Youth Unemployment in Ethiopia
  7. How to Optimize Advantages of Accession to the World Trade Organization & Measures to be taken to Meet Possible Challenges
  8. Land Lease Policy in Addis Ababa
  9. Livestock Resource potentials
  10. Market Potential Assessment and Road Map Development for the Establishment of Capital Market in Ethiopia
  11. Narrowing Trade Deficit through Increased Import Substitution
  12. Position of the Business Community on the Revision of the Commercial Code of Ethiopia
  13. Review of the Legal and Institutional Framework for Market Competition in Ethiopia
  14. Review of the Recommendations of the Business Community for Inclusion In the PASDEP
  15. Situation Analysis of Business and Sectoral Associations in Ethiopia
  16. The Impact of Border Clearance Procedures on the Cost of Doing Business in Ethiopia
  17. The Impact of Ethiopian Labor Laws on Business Efficiency and Competitiveness
  18. The Impact of Tax Reform on Private Sector Development
  19. The Impact of Telecommunications Services on Doing Business in Ethiopia
  20. The Management of Commercial Road Transport in Ethiopia
  21. The Potential for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Ethiopia
  22. The Road to Private Sector Led Economic Growth
  23. Property Rights Protection and Private Sector Development in Ethiopia



Researches and Studies Commissioned by Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (ECCSA)
  1. Access to Finance in Ethiopia: Policy, Regulatory & Administrative Impediments (EPPCF)
  2. The Role of the private Sector in Promoting Small holders productivity Growth in Agro Food Sector (PSD-Hub)
  3. Revisiting the Ethiopian Private Sector Associative Formats with the view of fostering stronger private sector (PSD-Hub)
  4. Mainstreaming Value – Chain Analysis in the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (PSD-Hub)
  5. Development of National Business Agenda for Ethiopian Public Private Consultative Forum (EPPCF)
  6. The Study on Public Procurement and Private Sector in Ethiopia, Trends prospects and Challenges (PSD-Hub)
  7. Ethiopian Code of Business Ethics (PSD-Hub)

To Access the above documents please get in touch with PSD-Hub or
EPPCF or ECCSA Resource & WTO Reference Center (RC)
Mexico Square, ECCSA Building 7th floor, Room No. 705
Tel:  251-115522957 (RC)  or

        251-115549684 (PSD-Hub)   or
        251-115514005 (Secretariat)  or
Fax: 251-115517699