Support to the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) Implementation Process in Ethiopia (DAG pooled fund)

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - United StatesCountry: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 140.000,00Project start: 01.09.2012End: 31.12.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project Development Partners’ Support to GTP Implementation Process in Ethiopia aims to provide support to the Government of Ethiopia in its effort towards achieving its national development plan (Growth and Transformation Plan - GTP) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by (1) building the development planning capacity of the Government and funding strategic analytical studies; (2) enhancing dialogue among development partners and Government; and (3) supporting the aid effectiveness agenda.

The Development Assistance Group (DAG) financing this Phase IV comprises 27 multilateral and bilateral partners. The DAG has 4 Thematic Working Groups, comprising the GTP working group (incl. M&E and PFM), Governance (incl. issues civil society, justice, safety, conflict), the Donor Group on Gender Equality (DGGE) and the Private Sector Development & Trade working group.

The project is nationally-executed by the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (MoFED) and the National Planning Commission (NPC).

It is overseen by a Steering Committee composed of a Chair from MoFED, two DAG co-chairs and a UNDP representative.

Expected results are:

•1 consultation meeting and report on the Annual Progress Report on GTP and MDGs

•2 High Level Forum meetings per year to discuss high-level policy issues

•At least 1 poverty analysis report (GTP, MDG)

•12 DAG Head of Agencies meetings per year

•Technical assistance provided to the DAG on governance and safeguards for multi-donor program targets

•3 government officials trained annually in aid management

•Number of official DAG letters to Government of Ethiopia on development related policy issues

project number2689-00/2012
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • 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.