DAG Pooled Fund - Development Partners' Support to the implementation of Ethiopia's 2nd Growth and Transformation Plan - Phase V

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - EthiopiaCountry: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 210.000,00Project start: 01.12.2016End: 31.12.2020

Short Description:

Overall goal

The purpose of this project ("DAG Pooled Fund") is to provide support to the Government in its effort to reduce poverty and to improve the impact of development assistance through enhanced dialogue between the Government and development partners, represented in the Development Assistance Group (DAG).

Expected results

1. Effective Support to the implementation of the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) and the SDGs provided. (1 annual GTP II consultation and progress review report that includes disaggregated data, 9 regional and 2 city administration consultations on GTP II progress review, 1 study report on a selected strategic theme, 20.000 copies of GTP II document and policy matrix documents disseminated in English and Amharic)

2. Effective Dialogue between the Government of Ethiopia and DAG is taking place. (2 High-Level-Forums per year, 11 DAG HoA and ExCom meetings per year)

3. Aid Effectiveness and Harmonization Targets achieved. (Aid Management Platform (AMP) rolled out to 10 line ministries, 1 ODA bulletin published using AMP data, 8 sector working groups meet regularly)

Target group / Beneficiaries

Personnel of the National Planning Commission and Bureau of M&E, personnel and focal points of 10 line ministries, personnel of 9 regional and 2 city administrations, Donor members of DAG (total estimated beneficiaries approximately 20.220 persons)


1. Consultation activities on GTP II Annual Progress Review

2. Printing and dissemination of GTP II main document and policy matrix documents in English and Amharic

3. Capacity building regarding procurement and logistics

4. Organise Government of Ethiopia-Partner Dialogue (High Level Forum)

5. Provide technical assistance through the DAG Secretariat

6. Organise Head of Agencies retreat

7. Coordination of the Aid Management Platform (AMP)

8. Experience sharing and trainings for AMP focal points

9. Provide support to sector working groups


Originally designed in 2001 to support the Government's implementation of the first Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), the project is now in its fifth phase and partners have aligned their programming to support the current development plan - the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) - which is also constructed around the recent internationally-agreed sustainable development goals (SDGs).

project number2689-00/2016
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.