Sweden has signed an agreement with UNDP pledging US$ 5 million to support Ethiopia’s forest sector development programme.
Signing the agreement with UNDP, Ms Annika Jayawardena, head of development cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden in Ethiopia explained that, ‘Sweden’s investment in building climate resilience is a renewed interest in its support for Ethiopia’, and that partnering with a pioneer organization like UNDP strengthens capacity for achieving longer term impact.
UNDP’s Ethiopia and China explore collaborations to promote South-South and Trilateral Cooperation.
Ethiopia’s second national Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP 2015-2020) predicts that employment levels in large and medium enterprises will rise from 380,000 to 757,600 by 2019/20, accounting for an average annual growth of 15%.
The industrial sector share of the country’s GDP is growing over the years and has reached 16.7% in 2015/16, while the same period the manufacturing sector and specifically large and medium scale manufacturing sector accounted for 5.4% and 4.4% of GDP respectively.
Between 2000 and 2017, Ethiopia’s HDI value increased from 0.283 to 0.463, an increase of 63.5 percent. Ethiopia’s HDI value for 2017 is 0.463— which put the country in the low human development category— positioning it at 173 out of 189 countries and territories.
UNDP has operated in Ethiopia since 1981. Since then, UNDP has focused on providing Ethiopia with strategic support to build national capacity and enhance the country’s development results in the areas of poverty reduction and econmic growth, democratic governance as well as climate resilient development. To browse through all our projects visit UNDP's open data platform
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