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Ethiopia

  • In Ethiopia, USAID is focusing on improving student's reading skills in seven mother tongue languages. Photo: Robert Sauers, USAID

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  • Urban health professional Sister Mahelet visiting a household in Addis Ababa. Photo: Kibrewosen Worku, John Snow, Inc.

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USAID in Ethiopia: Camels Fight Malaria
Camels Fight Malaria
In the Amhara region of Ethiopia, Mariye Amsalu stands in front of the bee colonies his youth group manages.
As Ethiopia Restores Watersheds, Landless Youth Find Sweet Rewards
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Verde Beef - Expanding the Private Sector

About Ethiopia

Our 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. In 2017, GDP growth was 10.3 percent (World Bank). 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. However, Ethiopia still remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated annual per capita income of $768 in 2017 (World Bank). Ethiopians are still vulnerable to food insecurity, and nearly 70 percent depend on agriculture for employment. Approximately 7.8 million required humanitarian assistance in 2017, in addition to 7.9 million chronically food insecure beneficiaries who are supported through the Productive Safety Net Program. Our assistance is an investment to build Ethiopia’s self-reliance by increasing economic growth, delivering quality basic public health and education services, and promoting a governance environment that is conducive to sustainable economic development.

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Last updated: November 19, 2018

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Mission Contact

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

USAID Contact

Robert O'Neill
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
USA
Phone 
202-712-5404