Ranked 21 out of 80


Overall Score: 49

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Indicators of Influence

These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in Ethiopia.

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

3 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

12 / 30


These are ways Ethiopia can deter interference from the tobacco industry:

  • There should be a sustained awareness program on FCTC Article 5.3 across all agencies involved in tobacco control and regulation.
  • Develop a code of conduct for government officials to provide guidance when interacting with the tobacco industry.
  • Ensure transparency by recording all interactions with the tobacco industry which should be only when strictly necessary.
  • The NTE privatization agreement should recognize FCTC Article 5.3 and take steps to address tobacco industry interfere in public health policy and not be in conflict with both Proclamations 1112/2019 and 1186/2020.
  • A repository containing information about the tobacco industry should be established and be readily accessed by the public.

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