The Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) Ethiopia is an autonomous institution reporting to the Ministry of Labor and Skills and was established in 2021. EDI came into being following the latest government reorganization bringing together two entities, namely:
The UNDP-supported Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC), established in February 2013, and the World Bank-financed Women Entrepreneurship Development Project (WEDP), inaugurated in December 2012. Both projects used to operate under the auspices of the former Ministry of Urban Development and Construction before the reorganization. EDI aims to promote the emergence of a vibrant, competitive, and innovative private sector, in particular a strong SME segment.