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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

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Business skills development improving lives in Communities

Cooperatives in Eastern Ethiopia are helping communities to adapt their livelihoods to the unpredictability in weather patterns brought about by  climate change. Kadra Abdi is a 38 year old widow living with her 6 children in Madawayn, Harshin district, in the eastern part of Ethiopia, close tomore

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Developing Regional States Implement Value Chain Investment Plans

Twenty-two pilot districts in the regions of Afar, Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz and Somali have implemented their very first Value Chain Investment Plans with support received from the United Nation Capital Development Fund and the United Nations Development Programme in Ethiopia. This has been conmore

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Empowering Communities to Build Resilience

Throughout most of his 55 years, Mohammed Hassen and his family have faced much suffering during on-again, off-again droughts that have ravaged his district in northeastern Ethiopia However, the father of nine along with with other farmers in his region is now dreaming of a better future, , the resumore

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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

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Entrepreneurship Development Programme Rolls-Out to Regions of Ethiopia

The Government of Ethiopia in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) officially launched a three-year Entrepreneurship Development Program, the Government-UNDP joint flagship programme, in February 2013 at the Ethiopian Premier's Office in Addis Ababa, in the presence of Prmore

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Ethiopia Launches Climate Facility

Ethiopia's Climate Resilient Green Economy Facility is off the ground following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and UNDP. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) will coordinate  the Facility's activities. The CRGE Facility Ministerial Steermore

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Ethiopia Launches New Entrepreneurship Development Programme

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  jointly launched an Entrepreneurship Development Programme for Ethiopia  at a special ceremony presided by H.E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Making himore

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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

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Farmers in Ethiopia fight drought and climate change

Throughout most of his 55 years, Mohammed Hassen and his family have suffered  during recurring droughts that have ravaged his district of Kalu, South Wollo Zone, in northeastern Ethiopia. The country, once defined by rural poverty, is developing a strategy to address pockets of extreme povertymore