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COVD-19 Challenge Grant: Local Solutions for Continuity of Government Functions

UNDP Ethiopia and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology are looking for innovative digital solutions for government service to be explored and tested in the challenge areas described below.  


Harnessing the power of mobile telephony to enhance business continuity in Ethiopia’s industrial parks

One of the early learnings we had around COVID-19 was that the struggle by many organizations to maintain the continuity of critical functions along with a safe working environment. While many…  


UNDP Joins Safe Hands Ethiopia Coalition

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is partnering with Dalberg Catalyst to support the Safe Hands Ethiopia coalition on COVID19, which brings together private sector, government and civil…  


UNDP Strengthens Ethiopia’s Business Continuity During COVID19

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over PPEs as well as ICT tools and equipment worth over US$930,000 to support critical business continuity of Ethiopia’s public service…  


UNDP hands over Personal Protective Equipment to the Ministry of Trade and Industry to support local industries

UNDP continues its support to Ethiopia during the COVID-19 pandemic both in prevention and ensuring business continuity of government offices and institutions. As part of its response to COVID-19…  


UN SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF COVID-19 IN ETHIOPIA

This Socio-economic Impact assessment has been drafted by the United Nations in Ethiopia in the spirit of ‘One UN’. It reflects our best collective assessment based on the available evidence and our…  


UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Ethiopia 2020-2025

The UNSDCF presents the key shared objectives of the United Nations system, the areas in which it intends to support the Government of Ethiopia and its people, and the expected outcomes of its…  


From Ebola to COVID-19: We won a battle, now we’re fighting a war

I was working for UNDP Liberia when Ebola struck in March 2014. I witnessed the fight to the last case and helped support the national response, all through April 2015 when the epidemic was…  


UNDP, MiNT and the Tech Community in Ethiopia collaborate to curb COVID-19

UNDP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Innovation and Technology to enlist the support of Ethiopian innovators and tech sector in coming up with innovative and home-grown…  


COVID-19: How to live with risk and succeed

I write this from Ethiopia, a country that is facing a pandemic threatening an impressive record of development progress. Ethiopia has seen its Human Development Index rise to 0.470 in 2018, an…  

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