COVID-19 has struck Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, at a moment of heightened vulnerability arising from multiple sources.
UNDP is partnering with the EU on a new health and pollution project in Ethiopia that will advance sustainability in the health and environmental sector. The partnership is part of a global EU support for a multi-party engagement on UNDP health, environment, and pollution action. The three-year project will contribute to a safe and clean environment and advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNDP has launched of a new six-year project entitled Climate Change Adaptation in the Lowland Ecosystems of Ethiopia. The USD six million project is funded by the Least Developed Country Fund and will be implemented together with the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission
UNDP has signed a Letter of Intent with the National Bank of Ethiopia(NBE) to support the establishment of Capital Market Development Authority and Innovative Finance Lab.
UNDP joined the Ethiopia Job Creation Commission and xHub Addis to recognize and award seventeen digital startups. The selected digital entrepreneurs went through a four-month AHUN incubation programme to help them cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset and thrive in an ever-changing local and global business environment.
UNDP’s COVID19 support partnership with Japan has helped to create jobs for vulnerable communities who were finding it hard to make ends meet during the pandemic, while communities have been supported to invest in keeping their cities clean and green.

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95.5 million



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USD 883

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