We work in Ethiopia to reduce child mortality, support the education system and protect people from hunger.

Ethiopia has made real progress in beating poverty, with substantial support from the UK and others. In the last 5 years, Ethiopia has:

  • reduced child mortality by a quarter
  • put 4 million more children in primary school
  • protected almost 8 million poor people from hunger

Despite progress, Ethiopia remains one of the world’s poorest countries, with around 25 million people living in poverty. Population growth, droughts, climate change and political governance continue to pose a challenge to Ethiopia’s future. We work with the government and other partners to achieve impressive results and lay the foundations for future development.

DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Ethiopia, see the DFID Ethiopia operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

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DFID Ethiopia

British Embassy
PO Box 858

Addis Ababa

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