Country Strategy for Development Cooperation with Ethiopia 2014–2017
Cooperation with Finland's seven longterm development partner countries is based primarily on individual, goal-oriented country programmes, the starting point for which is the development plan each country has made for itself. In addition, the main operational guidelines of Finland’s development policy apply.
In accordance with EU recommendations, each country programme tries to contain at least three areas of development cooperation. The aim is that the partner country will lead the coordination of development cooperation in the implementation.
The Country Strategy defines indicators to use to monitor the progress of development cooperation in the partner country, and to evaluate the effectiveness of Finland’s activities.
Objectives of Finnish development cooperation with Ethiopia
- Poverty reduction at small-holder farmer level through support to agriculture based economic growth
- Equal access to and sustainable management of natural resources in order to improve livelihoods and economic wellbeing of the rural population
- Improved quality of general education and addressing inequalities improved, especially with regard to childrenwith special educational needs
- Improved access to potable water and improved sanitation and hygiene services in rural Ethiopia