The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will enhance its support around democratic governance and inclusive growth in Ethiopia to meet the country’s accelerated reform agenda and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Ethiopia witnessed an improvement in its MPI and one of largest absolute declines compared from its starting point MPI, with improvements seen in all ten of the indicators that make up the index.Despite the progress Ethiopia is still facing major challenges and has one of the largest number of people living in multidimensional poverty after India and Nigeria.
The Government of Ireland signed today a Euro 700,000 financing agreement with UNDP to support Ethiopia’s upcoming election.
UNDP and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission launched a 4-year project to support the recovery and resilience of 50,000 households for communities affected by Gedeo – West Guji displacement.
UNDP and the Ethiopian Investment Commission organized a forum to promote sustainable investment in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) partner countries.
UNDP signed a USD 40 million project document with H.E Birtukan Midekssa, Chair of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), and H.E Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance to support the upcoming election in Ethiopia.

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92.2 million



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USD 794

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