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The Ethiopian government has used its own resources and international aid to boost economic development and lift millions out of poverty over the past two decades, through significant investment in public services. Since the early 1990s, primary school net enrolment has risen from 20% to 93%, and access to clean water from 14% to 65%. Since 2000, under 5 mortality has fallen by 60% and maternal mortality by 53%. The proportion of the population living in poverty has reduced from 44% in 2000 to 23% in 2018. In recent years Ethiopia’s economy has grown by about 8% per year. The government’s push to industrialise is creating new jobs for its people, and economic opportunities for countries such as the UK.

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People with access to financial services as a result of DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


People with access to financial services as a result of DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


Children supported to gain a decent education.

2015 - 2020, Source


Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

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Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.



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Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 1
Ministry of Health - Ethiopia 3
Oxford Policy Management 7
McKinsey & Company 2
DAI Europe 7
Ifakara Health Institute 1
IMC Worldwide 4
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 7
British Council 2
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 9
Danish Refugee Council 3
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 7
Coffey International Development 2
Norwegian Refugee Council 2
Chemonics International Inc. 3
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 5
World Food Programme (WFP) 8
International Labour Organization (ILO) 2
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 5
Education Development Trust 2
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 5
Ministry of Finance 8
LTS International Ltd 2
Crown Agents Limited 2
Catholic Relief Services 2
International Committee of the Red Cross 2
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 4
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 2
World Health Organization (WHO) 5
Cowatersogema International Inc 2
IPE Global Private Limited 2
HM Revenue and Customs 2
Financial Sector Deepening 1
International Monetary Fund 2
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 1
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) 3
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1
Westminster Foundation For Democracy 2
The Policy Practice 2
Conciliation Resources 2
CARE International UK 1

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