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  • USAID Ethiopia is focusing on improving student's reading skills in seven mother tongue languages.

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  • Traditional leaders commemorate the ratification of the Negelle Peace Accord

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  • USAID is addressing serious health workforce gaps, particularly for maternal, newborn,and child survival, and improving the quality of pre-service education and in-service training.

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  • USAID promotes food security through improved productivity of crops like wheat.

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Reading for Ethiopia's Achievement Developed
Mother Tongue Materials Development Process
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Senator Klobuchar Congratulates Public Private Partnership
Nefisa and her husband with their 2-week-old daughter.
Smooth Deliveries Protect Ethiopian Mothers and Newborns

About Ethiopia

USAID’s portfolio in Ethiopia is one of the largest and most complex in Africa.

Over the last decade, Ethiopia has made tremendous development gains in education, health and food security. Despite the regular cycle of drought that affects parts of the country, the number of emergency beneficiaries has dropped from 15 million in 2003 to an estimated 2.7 million in 2014. In 2013, GDP growth was 10.4 percent. The addition of 38,000 health extension workers has helped reduce the under five child mortality rate by more than six percent a year since 2000.

Ethiopia still remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with an annual per capita income of $542. Roughly 30 percent of Ethiopians live below the poverty line of $1.25 a day and are vulnerable to food insecurity, and 82 percent depend on subsistence agriculture. Its fast-growing population, now estimated at more than 94 million, puts tremendous pressure on the land and natural resources that are the cornerstones for the country's growth.

To further the country’s progress, the Ethiopian Government has committed itself to a five-year Growth and Transformation Plan and includes sustainably improving rural livelihoods and national food security. U.S. assistance capitalizes on a partnership with the government to combat poverty, deliver quality basic public health and education services and generate opportunities for private sector engagement in sustainable economic development.

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Key Documents / Reports / Fact Sheets

Last updated: May 21, 2015

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Mission Contact

USAID Ethiopia
Entoto Street
PO Box 1014
Addis Ababa
+251 11 130 6002
+251 11 124 2438

USAID Contact

Shanelle Chambers
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC