Development Partners' Support to Ethiopia's 10 Years Prosperity Plan (Phase VI)

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - Ethiopia Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 200.000,00 Project start: 01.11.2022 End: 30.06.2025

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project’s principal objective is to achieve optimal alignment on commonly identified priorities among members of the Development Partners’ Group (DPG) and between DPG members and the government’s national development plans (10-years and 3 years) by engaging in a structured and productive policy dialogue with the Government of Ethiopia (GoE).

Expected results

Outcome1: Strategic multi-year priorities delivered on a DPG-wide basis (Facilitation of a structured, informed and evidence-based policy dialogue and creation of partnerships or coalitions to deliver on shared medium-term priorities).

Outcome 2: A more effective and efficient DPG structure established, aligned with strategic priorities (Streamlining and aligning the Sector Working Group [SWG] structure with the agreed common agenda of work with the GoE, close coordination with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) External Resources Mobilization Department and the various specific directorates, and updating and implementing a country-level action plan on aid-effectiveness).

Outcome3: A system for mutual accountability established between GoE and development partners (Improving mechanisms to collect and analyze data, measure and report on progress, assess achievements and shortfalls, and identify follow-up actions).

Target group / Beneficiaries

Personnel of the Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD) and the MoF, personnel and focal points of 10 line ministries, personnel of 11 regional and 2 city administrations, members of the DPG (505 persons as estimated Austrian share).


1. Multi-year programming by the DPG: a medium- to long-term vision and a medium-term DPG action plan updated on an annual basis, considering performance and new developments

2. SWGs aligned with the selected priorities to provide on-going technical support

3. Biannual High-Level Fora (HLFs) held

4. Bi-monthly DPG Head of Agency (HoA) meetings co-chaired by DPG and MoF for discussion of development issues and sharing of information and analysis

5. Monthly meetings held between the Ministers of MOF and MPD with DPG Co-chairs

6. The ToR of the Advisory Committee (previously ExCom) updated to reflect views expressed during the DPG reform process

7. SWGs restructured/streamlined/reorganised to ensure an optimal structure to deliver on the common agenda of work agreed with GoE

8. The SWGs report regularly on their work to the DPG HoA and institutionalize informal mid- and end-year reviews of their work

9. A framework for mutual accountability agreed to underpin partnership between the GoE and partners around their common agenda of priorities

10. Annual Progress Reviews and respective consultative meetings held as planned

11. Handover of the Aid Management Platform made by December 2023


Originally designed in 2001 to support the GoE’s implementation of the first Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), the project is now in its sixth phase and partners have aligned their programming to support the current development plan, the Ten Years Development Plan “A Pathway to Prosperity”, which is also constructed around the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

project number 2689-00/2022
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
marker Democracy: 2
  • 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.