Past Projects

Econvalue Consult and its founder, Gemechu Desta, have undertaken a wide variety of projects in the past. Below are a list of some of them:

  • Tracking Trends in Ethiopia's Civil Society Sector (TECS) - Through Atos Consulting and DFID Gemechu oversaw all activities of the program while working closely with the Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency.
  • Support to the Ethiopian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EEITI) 
  • Higher Education Research - An analysis of lessons from China's higher education system.
  • Private Equity Fund Research - A feasibility study about establishing a private equity fund for SME's.
  • Support of Quality Certification - Through the Chamber of Skilled Craftsmen of Rhein Mein Gemechu supported Ethiopian companies in ISO and other quality certification processes.
  • Established a Regional Financial Advisory System - This was completed for regional economic and finance development offices.
  • Feasibility Studies - A variety of studies done for the Oromiya Regional Government over the course of five years.
  • Assessment of Irrigation System - A study done for the Tigray Regional Government about food security.
  • Microfinance and Project Management - A variety of tasks and responsibilities for the Beneshangul Gumuz Regional Government.
  • Private Sector Development - Done through German and Ethiopian partnerships over the course of two years.