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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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ebola-no-lasting-recovery-without-a-special-focus-on-women-says-undp   Women need to be at the center of all efforts to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola crisis, according to a study by UNDP. The epidemic has affected women disproportionately because of the...

iom-assists-125-ethiopian-returnees-from-tanzania-and-yemen   The International Organization for Migration offices in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen provided assistance in receiving 125 Ethiopian returnees from Tanzania and Yemen to Ethiopia on 24 February, 2015.   The returnees from...

norwegian-delegation-met-with-the-un-resident-coordinator-in-ethiopia (Addis Ababa, February 26): The Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence met with the United Nations Resident Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Eugene Owusu on 26 February...

international-women-s-day-2015   Rising to the top of the footwear industry through Decent Work As we approach International Women’s Day, ILO News talks to Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, a young Ethiopian entrepreneur and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for Entrepreneurship who...

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