UNDP and the Government of Ethiopia signed a Standard Basic Assistance Agreement on the 26th February 1981. This Agreement embodied the basic conditions under which the UNDP and its Executing Agencies shall assist the Government in carrying out its development projects, and under which such UNDP-assisted projects shall be executed.
UNDP's country programme is anchored in Ethiopia's national priorities as detailed in the Growth and Transformation Plan. The Country Programme Document is also guided by UNDP’s comparative advantage in three of the four strategic pillars articulated in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2012-2015). UNDP uses the UNDAF Action plan in place of a Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP).