Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Ethiopia Food Security Outlook, October 2018 to May 2019
- The Crisis Below the Headlines: Conflict Displacement in Ethiopia
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 67 | 29 October - 11 November 2018
- Ethiopia – Eritrean Refugee Influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 66 | 15 - 28 October 2018
The African Development Bank Group and Ethiopia signed loan and grant agreements to the tune of US $5.6 million on Wednesday for additional resources to Ethiopia’s One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program. The Bank’s support focuses on the rural and pastoralist areas and is timely in the light of the drought that is being experienced in the horn of Africa.
On Wednesday 7th December of 2016 in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved USD 57.6M grant and USD 35.3M loan (Approximately USD 92.9 million) to the Government of Ethiopia for the upgrading of 240km of gravel road sections to all-weather asphalt concrete surfaced road.
Four Ethiopian towns will achieve universal coverage for water supply and sanitation by 2020 through a new loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Approved on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the USD 76.11-million loan will improve the lives of nearly one million people in the towns of Adama, Adwa, Bichena and Gode and the nearby villages.
“The project will help increase both water supply and sanitation coverage to 100%,” said Mohamed El Azizi, Director, Water and Sanitation, at the AfDB.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 approved a loan of US $76.11 million from the AfDB financing window to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for the implementation of the Four Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Program.
The African Water Facility (AWF) announced on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 that it is providing a €1.2-million grant to the Government of Ethiopia to improve sanitation and faecal waste management in Arba Minch. The project will benefit over 21,000 people who will have access to improved toilet facilities. It will also boost local agriculture through the provision of new and affordable fertiliser.
The project addressed a looming water and sanitation crisis in the historic and touristic town of Harar and the surrounding four towns. The water availability and quality from Lake Alemaya, the previous water source, was threatened due to rising population, irrigation use and siltation. Water rationing was introduced and investors were reluctant to establish new commercial ventures. Livelihoods were lost and families spent scarce resources to buy water and treatment of waterborne illnesses.
ADF Financing Responding to Country’s Needs
A team from the African Development Bank Group, led by Abdoulaye Dagamaissa, Manager, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (OSAN), and comprising Harouna Dosso, Senior Agronomist, OSAN/Ethiopia Field Office (ETFO); Hailemariam Hailemeskel, Agricultural Economist, OSAN/ETFO; and Paxina Chileshe-Toe, Natural Resources Management Specialist, OSAN, undertook a site visit from February 25-27 to Adaar, one of the six beneficiary woredas (administrative units) in the Afar region of Ethiopia, where the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program (DRSLP) will be implemented.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Group, approved a project in the amount of USD 125 million for the first phase of the drought resilience project and provision of long-lasting means of subsistence to populations in the Horn of Africa.
Three countries, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya as well as the Igad secretariat are concerned by the first phase of this regional project funded way of loans and grants provided by the African Development Fund (ADF) beginning 2013.
The Government of Ethiopia and the African Development Bank signed a US$ 251-million loan agreement Friday for the “Promoting Basic Services” (PBS) Phase III Program at a ceremony held at the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Addis Ababa. H.E. Ahmed Shide, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development, and Mr. Lamin Barrow, the Bank’s Resident Representative in Ethiopia, signed on behalf of the Government of Ethiopia and the African Development Bank respectively.
The Harar Water Supply and Sanitation Project, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to the tune of 33 USD million, was inaugurated in the historic Ethiopian town on 8 July, during the celebration of International Harar Day.
The project has created a major new water supply and sanitation service for Harar and the surrounding small towns of Adelle, Aweday Dengego and Haromaya in the south east of the country.
Millions of people living in the Baro-Akobo-Sobat (BAS) area of the Nile Basin are to benefit from a range of multi-purpose water resources projects to be planned by the Nile Basin Initiative. On May 4, the African Development Bank approved a €2 million grant from the African Water Facility to finance the development study needed to attract the investments required to implement them. The overall project is supported jointly by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development- Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF).
Overcoming extreme poverty remains at the top of the development agenda in Africa and this commitment is paying off but at a slower pace. Recent evidence indicates that poverty in Africa and in all the regions of the world declined over the period 2005-2010. In Africa, the proportion of people living below the poverty line decreased to 40% in 2008 from 47% in 1990, making it the first ever reversal of the long term poverty trend (see Figure 1). However, there are disparities in the rate of decline between Africa and other regions.
Overview & key elements of interventions
The African Development Bank Group commenced operations in Ethiopia in the year 2000.
Currently almost 1 billion USD has been invested in the various sectors of the country’s economy.
The Global Agriculture and Food Security Fund (GAFSP) Steering Committee approved on, Wednesday, 3 November 2010 in Washington D.C., a USD 97-million grant allocations to three countries. The selected countries are: Ethiopia (USD 51.5 million), Niger (USD 33 million) and Mongolia (USD 12.5 million).
1.1 On July 24, 2008 the Boards of Directors in Resolution B/BD/2008/14 Rev.1 - F/BD/2008/09/Rev. 1, approved the Africa Food Crisis Response (AFCR).
La crise financière actuelle est un défi supplémentaire pour des dirigeants africains déjà aux prises avec une crise alimentaire qui met à rude épreuve la vie quotidienne des populations africaines. La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) est plus que jamais au front sur cet enjeu. Elle a mobilisé un milliard de dollars supplémentaire pour réduire la vulnérabilité des populations africaines, portant à 4,8 milliards de $ son portefeuille agricole actuel.
1.1 Le 24 juillet 2008, le Conseil d'administration, à travers sa Résolution B/BD/2008/14Rév.1 - F/BD/2008/09/Rév.1, a approuvé la Réponse à la crise alimentaire en Afrique (AFCR), qui définit un cadre d'appui accéléré aux pays membres régionaux (PMR) affectés par la hausse des prix des denrées alimentaires.
Tunis, 20 December 2006 - The Board of Directors of African Development Fund (ADF) the concessional window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Wednesday in Tunis approved a grant of 78.49 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$ 118.34 million, to finance the Protection of Basic Services Program (PBS) in the country.
The key objective of the PBS is to protect and expand the provision of basic services by sub-national entities by increasing the aggregate volume of federal block grant transfers to regions and districts ("Woredas") using the existing …
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The NLDP covers 9 regions and 2 major cities in Ethiopia. It also provides support at the Federal level to the National Artificial Insemination Center (NAIC) and the National Veterinary Institute.