|dc.description.abstract||Ethiopia has great potential for the investment sector because of its favorable
conditions, its fertility of land, mineral and forest resources, different climatic
conditions, water resources are some of the factors that make Ethiopia desirable for
Despite these factors (resources), there are very few investment activities in the
country. Taking Jimma Zone as a small part of the country also, there are poor
investment activities despite the same favorable conditions as the general country .
.-In this research stud~it has been tried to identify the causes for low investment
activities ln Iimma Zone, and their consequence on the overall economic development
in the area.
Data were collected from different governmental and non governmental, public
and private organizations, people being engaged in different investment activities in the
area and unsuccessful investors. Questionnaire and i•n..t.erviews were used as the main
methods of data collection t niques, and finally, the result of the data was
investigated using different mechanisms such as ANOYA tables and the finding was
compared and discussed with relevant literatures.||