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10 Dec 2016 description
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Management response to the Evaluation of the Pilot Project of Result-Based Aid in the Education Sector in Ethiopia

Executive Summary

This report presents the results of an independent, three-year evaluation of a pilot project intended to improve access to and the quality of lower secondary education in Ethiopia through the use of resultsbased aid (RBA), an innovative approach to development. RBA is an aid partnership between a donor and a recipient government in which the disbursement of aid is tied to results achieved rather than activities completed or outputs produced. The amount of aid provided is directly related to the magnitude of the outcomes achieved.

03 Mar 2016 description

Knowledge Is Power

UNHCR Sub-Office Melkadida initiated an innovative pilot project, the IDEAS BOX, a multi-media library, for Somali refugee children and youth. The project is implemented by Save the Children and Libraries without Borders, in coordination with UNHCR Innovation Unit at HQs. It is facilitated by ARRA in Bokolmanyo and Melkadida camps. This novel project is the first in the East and Horn of Africa region where the project is replicated.

01 Feb 2016 description
report Oxfam

This paper explores how the overlap of a double marginalized identity produces particular disadvantages for pastoralist women in Ethiopia, and how an Oxfam intervention in the Somali region is addressing the connection between these disadvantages and poverty and power.

21 Jan 2016 description


• In December 2015, the overall year-on-year inflation rate was 10%; the food inflation rate was higher, at12.1%. Non-food inflation rate stood at 7.7. Regionally, there were wide disparities: the highest inflation rate was recorded in Afar (15.6%), followed by Addis Ababa and Oromia (12.5%), Gambella (12.4%) and the lowest inflation rate was in SNNP (5.4%).

18 Jan 2016 description

Lian Bradley (08.01.2016)

Evaluation of NRC's shelter programme in Ethiopia

The evaluation sought to examine all shelter projects implemented by NRC between 2011 and 2014 and was undertaken by NRC staff from the regional Horn of Africa office.

16 Jan 2016 description


  • 733,644 Total number of refugees

  • 39,273 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 49.6% Percentage of women and girls

  • 57.4% Percentage of Children

Population of concern-updated

A total of 733,644 of concern
(As of 31December 2015)


USD 318.9 million requested

UNHCR Presence

15 Jan 2016 description

ADDIS ABABA – A recent contribution by the Czech Republic allows the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide specialized nutritious food to 8,000 children and mothers in drought-affected areas of Ethiopia for three months.

15 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades, with over 10.2 million people requiring food aid in 2016. An estimated 435,000 children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and more than 1.7 million children, pregnant and lactating women with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) will require supplementary feeding.

  • As of October 2015, UNICEF has supported the treatment of 291,214 under-five children suffering severe acute malnutrition (SAM) with a cure rate of 88 per cent.

09 Jan 2016 description

The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) provides 6.6 million ETB worth emergency supplementary food and non-food items to drought affected people from December 16-20, 2015 in Bidu and Eldar districts of Afar Regional State.

In Bidu district, ERCS distributed supplementary food items to 2,292 drought victims and among these 1,755 are malnourished children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. In addition, in Eldar district 230 victims received non- food items and 402 individuals have got supplementary food items.

08 Jan 2016 description
report Oxfam

By Andrew Anguko

This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15, selected for review under the livelihoods thematic area. This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation carried out in December 2014 that sought to assess the impact of the linking smallholder coffee producers to sustainable markets project.

05 Jan 2016 description

The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity disclosed on Monday (December 28, 2015) that water pumps powered by “Green Energy” are getting spread across Ethiopia so that rural localities, far from access to Ethiopia's national power grid would be able to receive potable water through facilities powered by renewable energy sources. Ato Bizuneh Tolcha, the Public Relations Director at the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity said the Ministry is now engaged in a massive exercise to install wind and solar-powered water pumps in remote localities throughout the country.

04 Jan 2016 description

Mai Aini, 8 December 2015 – "Have you ever counselled someone who later disappeared on the way to Europe?" Sebhat* gazes off, detaching himself from the reality in Mai Aini camp. Only his eyes tell a story of pain and loss.

For reporters and government officials, heads of state and humanitarian agencies, the record numbers of refugee lives lost at sea or in the Sahara in recent years are indigestible statistics devoid of emotion. For 58-year-old Sebhat, they are faces, memories, loved ones and compatriots.

01 Jan 2016 description

Major food security Emergency expected through 2016

Key Messages

  • The ongoing El Niño contributing to the worst drought in more than 50 years in Ethiopia has led to well below average Meher harvests in most eastern cropping areas. It has also contributed to massive livestock deaths, poor livestock body conditions and very low livestock production in Afar and northern parts of Somali Region. Between January and March 2016, large populations in the east of the country will experience very significant food consumption gaps.