Democratic Governance and Capacity Development

As one of Africa’s oldest states, Ethiopia has experienced various forms of statebuilding. The Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, which espouses parliamentary federalism, contains a bill of rights guarantying freedom, equality and social justice. In line with the global consensus that poverty is not only a matter of income but fundamentally an interconnected web of mutually reinforcing deprivations, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has, within the context of its poverty reduction strategy and transformation, developed and articulated a clear agenda on democratic governance.

Our Goals

Our programme seeks to support the Government of Ethiopia to deepen democratization, improve governance and public service delivery. more

UNDP's Governance and Capacity Building

UNDP Ethiopia's Good Governance Programme is couched within the global UNDP support for building an inclusive, responsive and capable state as an agent of development. more

Our Stories

Birhanu Alaro with his case file

Local Investor Receives Justice

Birhanu Alaro found his livelihood threatened when the Hosana Town Municipality decided to have his poultry and home demolished to provide land for another investor. Birhanumore 

Youth parliamentarian directing a short film on traditional methods of conflict resolution

Youth Use Film to Tackle Governance

Members of the Children Parliament joined youth from Addis Ababa to produce short one minute films on various governance issues. UNDP Ethiopia used the one minutemore 

Projects and Initiatives

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