What We Do

UNDP works in Ethiopia to support the county's priorities as defined in the national five year development plan, the Growth and Transformation (GTP). The GTP (2010/11-2014/15), as was the case with Ethiopia’s previous five-year national plans, complements the country’s efforts to meet the MDG. UNDP’s key interventions in Ethiopia fall under these three programme pillars: • Growth and Poverty Reduction • Climate Change and Environment Vulnerability • Governance.

Our Goals

UNDP's catalytic interventions in Ethiopia are helping to enhance the country's progress towards meeting its development agenda of sustainable and equitable growth. UNDP's Country Programme Document as well as the Country Programme Action Plan are aligned with the GTP. The same is true of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2011 - 2015), which seeks to ensure optimal coherence and coordination of the assistance provided by various UN agencies.

UNDP in Action

UNDP focuses on providing catalytic support to strengthen national capacity to implement Ethiopia's development priorities. (UNDP Resident Representative Ahunna Eziakonwa with State Minister Kare Chawicha, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change. UNDP and GEF supported Ethiopia to prepare its second national communication to the UNFCCC.)more

Projects and Initiatives

  • Supporting Ethiopia’s Media Reform

    A consultation with stakeholders was organized by the Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) and UNDP to help set a clear direction for the media reform pillars and provide a base for the drafting Ethiopia’s national media policy.more 

  • Helping Cities to Turn Waste to Green Gold

    Six cities piloting the NAMA Compost initiative in Ethiopia met in the northern town of Bahir Dar to review progress, share lessons and chart the way forward in implementing the Global Environment Facility (GEF) financed project.more 

  • Promoting Gender Equality

    Gender equality, centered in human rights, is both a development goal on its own and a critical factor for achieving sustainable development. It underlies one of the guiding principles of the 2030 Agenda for Development – the concept of 'leaving no one behind'more 

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Strengthening Agriculture
DRM - Building community resilience
Climate Resilient Green Growth
Harnessing Climate Information

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