Ethiopia: Life at the base of the pyramid

IE code:
EC1-132-I-M
Language:   English
Format:  
Multimedia
Est. dedication time:
60 minutes
Academic Area:
Type of publication:
Case Study
Ethiopia: Life at the base of the pyramid

Description

This multimedia case tells the story of three groups of IE International MBA students who embarked on volunteer and research projects in Ethiopia. The first phase involved students staying and working in an NGO in Dilla whilst researching the three pillars of poverty: health nutrition and education. The second stage will look at the opportunities to do business in Ethiopia and the final phase plans to focus on attracting foreign investment to the country.

The students' experiences are brought to life through images and video interviews. The conclusion section for the first phase considers whether NGOs can solve the problems in Ethiopia and possible solutions to the poverty trap.