Delivering Together in Support of the 2030 Agenda in Ethiopia (Delivering as One)

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - EthiopiaCountry: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 700.000,00Project start: 01.12.2016End: 30.06.2020

Short Description:

Overall goal

A more efficient, effective and cost-effective UN system in Ethiopia under the “Delivering as One” approach in performing a strong advocacy, advisory and technical support role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ethiopia.

Expected results

• Effective implementation of the UN SDG Rollout Action Plan supporting promotion and sensitization, localization, financing, monitoring and reporting on the SDGs.

• Strengthened integration of the development, humanitarian and peace & security dimensions of the 29 UN agencies' work in Ethiopia, with a focus on resilience building against recurrent climate-change induced crises.

• Effective UN support to Ethiopia’s preparations and follow up to international development and humanitarian conferences and to using UN norms, standards and principles including a human rights-based approach as the foundation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

• Successful implementation of the UN Business Operations Strategy 2016-2020 resulting in improved business coherence, efficiencies and cost savings.

• Effective communication of UN system strategic positioning, results and development impact, including through comprehensive annual UN Country Results Report.

Target group / Beneficiaries

Specific target groups are identified by each of the 29 UN agencies in Ethiopia in line with the UN Development Assistance Framework for Ethiopia (UNDAF). Taking as reference the outcome of the UNDAF referring to access to social protection programmes, interventions and services for the poor, vulnerable and excluded, the project indirectly targets 15% of the population, corresponding to approximately 14.850.000 persons.


1. Rollout of SDG Action Plan for Ethiopia

2. Provide dedicated senior expertise to support better integrated agendas, programmatic linkages and synergies and innovative cross-border initiatives.

3. Publications, trainings and support in follow-up actions of global summits and conferences

4. Harmonization of UN business operations and common services

5. Documentation and dissemination to key audiences, strengthening of media relationships.


Delivering as One (DaO) is a UN initiative aiming at better coordination of the UN and making it more efficient and effective. Within Ethiopia, the UN aims to achieve this objective one leader, one programme, one budget framework, one voice and one house /shared common services.

The UN is tasked to continue advancing the UN coherence agenda and promote the achievement of the SDGs through strengthening integration between the development/humanitarian/human rights and peace and security pillars of the UN’s work, as well as the normative-operational linkages, and broad-based partnerships to rally all stakeholders behind the goal of leaving no one behind.

project number2469-00/2016
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Environment: 1, Climate change mitigation: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Biodiversity: 1, Desertification: 1, Gender: 1
  • 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.