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UK support to Ethiopia

Statement on the UK's development relationship with Ethiopia

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Ethiopia is delivering impressive progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The needs of the country are changing as it experiences strong economic growth and increasing domestic revenue.

Recognising Ethiopia’s growing success, the UK will now evolve its approach by transitioning support towards economic development to help generate jobs, income and growth. This transition will enable self-sufficiency and ultimately end poverty.

This will go alongside additional funding for specific health, education and water programmes, where impressive results are already being delivered (resourced by ending support for the Promotion of Basic Services programme).

The UK remains firmly committed to poverty reduction in Ethiopia. This transition in approach does not affect the amount of aid Department for International Development (DFID) will provide to Ethiopia in 2015 and 2016.

Published 26 February 2015