MDG 2012 Report for Ethiopia
Ethiopia has made significant progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Six of the eight MDGs are already on track and strong efforts are being made to ensure that the remaining two are brought on track by the 2015 deadline.
The country has registered an annual economic growth of 11% over the past eight years. More than 65% of the public expenditure has been spent on pro-poor sectors such as education, water, health, agriculture, roads and energy. The progress so far recorded is attributed to strong commitment by Government and its development partners’ to the MDGs and to the overarching national development plans, PASDEP and GTP.
Mainstreaming the MDGs into Ethiopia’s medium-term development process has
helped the Government to channel resources to the critical sectors. The Government’s development plan has prioritised interventions that generate positive impact on the MDGs and the country’s overall transformation agenda. This summary highlights the country’s performance and progress on the MDGs. Data from the recent Household Income, Consumption and Expenditure and the Welfare Monitoring Surveys, the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and the annual (Growth and Transformation Plan) GTP progress review reports have been used to analyze trends in human development and MDGs in particular. Other administrative datasets were also collated and used in this report.