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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

News and Updates

eataly-fao-collaboration-works-with-women-s-cooperative-in-ethiopia 21 April 2015, Rome - Jars of cactus pear jam produced in Ethiopia thanks to a partnership between FAO and Italian food store Eataly have reached the shelves of the store in Rome. FAO and Eataly supported the women's cooperative from...

un-escalation-of-violence-is-holding-back-development-in-central-africa   Yaoundé, Cameroon, 21 April – Continued violence in the Central African Republic, combined with the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries may delay development for years to come, according to UN officials who met in...

iom-begins-evacuation-flights-from-yemen IOM successfully evacuates third country nationals (TCNs) out of Sana’a, Yemen on 12 April paving the way for continuing the evacuations of more than 16,000 TCNs who are stranded in Yemen. © IOM 2015 Yemen - On Sunday 12th...

world-health-day-2015   How safe is Your Food? From farm to plate -make food safe Addis Ababa.7 April – Ethiopia...

UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)

Ethiopia is on its third framework, the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), jointly developed by the Government and the United Nations Country Team. 

UNDAF is fully aligned to Ethiopia’s five year national development plan, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). The latest UNDAF was signed on March 2011 and will be operational for the period 2012-2015, seeking to strengthen national capacities to formulate evidence-based policies and strategies.


The four pillars of UNDAF  


Pillar I
Sustainable Economic Growth and Risk Reduction



Pillar II
Basic Social Services

  • A transformed agriculture sector 
  • More competitive manufacturing and services 
  • A minimum package of social protection 
  • Support for effective disaster risk management and improved food security 
  • Promotion of a low-carbon climate-resilient green economy


  • HIV prevention, treatment, care and support 
  • Equitable access to quality education 
  • Improved access to quality health, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene services




Pillar III
Governance and Capacity Development



Pillar IV
Women, Youth and Children

  • Enhanced human rights and justice 
  • Enhanced inclusiveness, participation, transparency, accountability and responsiveness 
  • Stronger institutions to manage development
  • Increased participation of women and youth in decision-making, livelihood opportunities and social services 
  • Protection and rehabilitation of women, youth and children