The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will enhance its support around democratic governance and inclusive growth in Ethiopia to meet the country’s accelerated reform agenda and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Local communities have met with government officials as well as other stakeholders to hold discussion on how to preserve and protect Choke Mountain and set up community conservation site. Choke Mountain is located on the part of the Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot found South of Lake Tana in Amhara Region.
Ambassador Daisuke Matsunaga of Japan paid a two-day field visit to Gambella where Japan has been partnering with UNDP to support over 24,000 households in refugee hosting communities.
A south-south experience sharing opportunity facilitated by UNDP Ethiopia has created better understanding in the fight against corruption in Ethiopia. Indonesia Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner Laode M Syarif attended Ethiopia’s commemoration of the 2018 international anti-corruption day where he presented KPK’s ongoing progress and the lesson Ethiopia can draw from the experience.
UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner met with women leaders from Ethiopia’s Public Sector during his recent visit to the country. The women leaders were part of the recent cabinet reorganization by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that resulted in women getting 50 percent of the government’s top ministerial positions.
A peace conference initiated by UNDP Ethiopia brought together South Sudanese refugees and its host communities in Gambella region together to restore peace for development and humanitarian actions.
Ethiopia’s 2018 National Human Development Report (NHDR) argues that to achieve sustainable outcome, the country’s industrialization needs to have human development as its primary end goal and follow an inclusive and green approach that creates decent jobs, ensures gender parity, and protects the environment.

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92.2 million

Population

23.4

Poverty rate

USD 794

GNI per capita

0.448

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