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Accessing Free Legal Aid in Ethiopia

Mulu Birhanu is disabled 24 year young woman with a BA degree in Marketing Management and a job in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa. Mulu persevered in following her dream of a getting a good education despite pressures from her family to drop out of school following the paralysis of both legs due more


Enabling Ethiopia’s Public Services Sector

Transparency, efficiency and accountability form core outcomes expected for the public service sector of Ethiopia since the implementation of the Civil Service Programme a few years ago. In linking good governance to sustainable economic development and ensuring active public participation in suchmore


Experts Group Meets on “Democracy, Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa”

  More than 40 governance experts met on 1-2 October 2012 in Addis Ababa to discuss and review the draft chapters of the Third African Governance Report (AGRIII). The structure of the AGR III report under the theme “Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa” includes: Political Archmore


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. Birhanu shared his misery and disappointment saying,”It was a disaster for my family of nine when all the coops for the 510 egg layinmore


Scaling-Up Ethiopia’s Conflict Prevention Mechanisms

New ventures for Ethiopia’s conflict transformation and peace-building were explored in a discussion organized between the Ministry of Federal Affairs (MoFA) and UNDP building on the latter’s on-going support to Ethiopia through the jointly established Conflict Prevention and Resolution Project, whimore


South-South Cooperation on strengthening the infrastructure for Peace in Ethiopia

Ethiopia continues to record high economic growth averaging 11.3% over the last decade and is ranked among the ten fastest growing economies in Africa (AEO, 2011) and the second fastest mover on human development (UNDP, 2013). Despite these strong gains, there are serious threats and vulnerabilmore


UNDP-EU Celebrate 10 Years of Strategic Partnership

21 Feb 2014

UNDP has produced a report celebrating the 10 year partnership agreement signed in 2004. Through this partnership agreement, the EU has provided EUR 3.3 billion to support UNDP's activities in 115 countries. Highlights from the report - UNDP and EU in Ethiopia  Over the last ten years, the EU more


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 minute film format, which included a five day training on video production for the participating youth, as a popular, quick, relatively cheap, amore

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