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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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ethiopian-young-activists-discussed-learned-and-empowered-to-shape-a-sustainable-future   Addis Ababa, 17 March 2015 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Liaison Office in Addis Ababa together with the Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) and the Tena Kebena Genflen Enatsda Mahiber (TKGEM) organized...

ETHIOPIA: The International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office assisted 46 stranded Ethiopian migrants in Yemen to return to Ethiopia on 24 March 2015. The migrants were intercepted in Yemen while trying to cross the border into the...

ethiopia-meets-mdg-7c-target-for-drinking-water-supply   23 March 2015, ADDIS ABABA: Today, the Government of Ethiopia announced a remarkable achievement in the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector as it met Target 10 of the MDG 7c  for access to drinking water supply. The...

in-ethiopia-wfp-agriculture-initiative-opens-doors-for-rural-women By Stephanie Savariaud —  19 March 2015 Women from the Anja Chafa Cooperative Union   Copyright: © WFP\Stephanie Savariaud In...

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