Background of the Institute(TIDI)

Buliding Of The Institute

Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute

የኢትዮጵያ የጨርቃጨርቅ ኢንዱስትሪ ልማት ኢንስቲትዩት  


Organizational – Profile


The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has been working diligently to realize a developed and prosperous Ethiopia through its Agricultural Development Led Industrialization Economic policy. Apart from formulating the policy, the Government has also designed various strategies meant to implement the policy. One of the strategies which come at fore front is the Industrial Development Strategy which gives much attention to the textile industry among others. It is obvious that Ethiopia is naturally endowed with rich resources and hard work and trainable youth population favorable for textile industry development. To take advantage of the favorable conditions and utilize the potentials in the sector, the Government of FDRE has undertaken various measures geared towards scaling up the textile industry of the country to where other developed countries reached.

The urge for giving much emphasis to the textile sector stemmed from the country’s potential for cotton plantation, dependable power supply and easily trainable labour forces, political stability, proximity to major markets and favorable climate which makes Ethiopia the number one choice for investors aspire to be successful in the textile industry.

The fact that the sector is capital saving and labor intensive would contribute a lot towards reducing unemployment by creating job opportunities for a number of citizens which in turn boost up the economy of the country.

Because clothes are necessities for human beings, as food and shelter, the demand for them is never ending. It is obvious that the ever increasing demand for clothes with a complex design and fashion orientation all over the world magnifies the need for working towards an efficient textile industry in the country. In order to accelerate the economic growth of Ethiopia through the export led industrial development strategy, the textile sector should play a considerable role.

Cognizant of the comparative advantage and potential of the country for the development of textile industry, the Government of FDRE has given due attention for the industry which virtually led to the establishment of Textile Industry Development Institute (TIDI).

The Institute is one of the catalysts towards achieving the textile industry sub-sector’s goals set by the Government in its Five Years Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). The plan eyes on generating one billion US dollars from export of textile products by the end of 2015 which would be a leap from 23.2 million US dollars registered in 2010. A more concerted effort of all stakeholders backed by the necessary investment promotion, communication and public relation activity among other things would ultimately be paramount important to meet up the goals. 

TIDI's Main Building


Institutional (TIDI’s) Vision, Mission, Objective, Values, Duties and Responsibilities


By 2024 we aspire to be a world-class Institute that enables the Ethiopian textile industry competitive in the global market.


Enabling the Ethiopian textile industry competent in the global market by providing sustained investment promotion, consultancy, training study and research, laboratory and marketing support and services.  


To facilitate the development and transfer of textile and apparel industries’ technologies and enable the industries to become competitive and beget rapid development


  1. Problem Solving
  2. Continuous Learning 
  3. Quality and fast service
  4. Priority for human resource
  5. Customers are our means of existence
  6. Team work for effectiveness
  7. Attention for the environment
  8. Striving for technology transfer
  9. Effectiveness with limited resource 

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Institute  

According to the Institute’s establishment regulation no.180/2010 article 6, the Institute has the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Formulate policies, strategies and programs that assist in the facilitation of the development of textile and apparel industries and implement the same upon approval;
  2. Collect, analyze, organize and transfer to the sector’s data center and disseminate to users, as may be appropriate, data necessary for the development of textile and apparel industries;
  3. Prepare and disseminate project profiles that may be helpful in expanding investment in the textile and apparel industries; conduct feasibility studies for those investors desiring to engage in the sector; follow up project implementation and provide remedies concerning problems encountered during implementation;
  4. Advise investors desiring to engage in the textile and apparel industries sector on the selection of technology, negotiation, construction, erection and commissioning;
  5. Prepare and conduct practical trainings on technology, technical mattes, marketing and management and other tailor made trainings, that assist the development and competitiveness of the textile and apparel industries sector; and issue certificates to trainees;
  6. Conduct studies and researches to promote the development of textile and apparel industries;
  7. Provide support and consultancy services concerning production process, production planning and quality control;
  8. Cooperate with government and private institutions with similar objectives, locally and abroad; and encourage similar co-operations between private institutions;
  9. Undertake benchmarking studies that facilitate the development and competitiveness of the textile and apparel industries and assist those conducting similar activity in the sector;
  10. Deliver testing services to textile and apparel industries products;
  11. Extend support in the creation of input and output linkage;
  12. Conduct market study for textile and apparel industries products;
  13. Identify technologies that can be developed and undertake product development activities;
  14. Cooperate with universities on product development and human resource development, conduct joint research and assist in the strengthening of local research capacity in the sector;
  15. Deliver its services to users at one stop shop;