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Ethiopia Country Partnership Framework

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The World Bank Group is Listening to You on Its Strategy for Ethiopia

The World Bank Group is preparing a Country Partnership Framework (2017-2021) to guide its support to Ethiopia's development efforts. We are in the process of hearing your views regarding Ethiopia's priorities and the role the World Bank Group can play in helping the country achieve its development goals.

The first step was the preparation of the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD). This forward-looking exercise aimed to identify constraints that keep the country from reaching its full potential. With the SCD completed, and made publicly available, the World Bank Group (WBG) is further consulting with stakeholders to focus the discussion on the forthcoming Country Partnership Framework (CPF). This document will be the foundation for  how the World Bank Group can best support Ethiopia to address its development challenges while achieving the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

For the first phase in May 2016, and the second phase in August 2016, multiple consultations were held on the draft CPF in five different cities across the country, with more than 1,000 people participating in the conversation on the country's development agenda as well as recommendations on new opportunities and challenges. While consultations were held in Addis Ababa to discuss national development priorities, stakeholders in Oromia, Gambella, Somali, Harari, Tigray, Afar, SNNPR and Dire Dawa focused on regional issues.

We received more than 600 emails through our online consultation in August-September 2016 on issues that included governance, political freedoms and distribution of wealth in Ethiopia, corruption, the need to transform agriculture, weaknesses in the education system, liberalization of trade, and economic competitiveness. 

To gather innovative ideas and encourage the youth to contribute to the country’s development agenda, the country office also held an essay contest “Blog4Dev” on `How Ethiopia can reach middle income country status without leaving anyone behind’. The contest attracted more than 100 entries from university students in Ethiopia.

Final Phase

Starting February 21, the World Bank Group will be launching the third and final phase of consultations to share a more refined CPF approach and explain the focus areas of the CPF, which reflect feedback from the previous consultations.

  • Systematic Country Diagnostic
  • Country Partnership Framework
Consultation Phase:
June 01, 2016 to August 01, 2016
Identifying Key Development Challenges and Opportunities for Ethiopia

Identifying Key Development Challenges and Opportunities for Ethiopia

The Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) is a key reference point on priorities for WBG engagement in Ethiopia. The preparation of the SCD, which entailed consultations with stakeholders helped identify key challenges and opportunities for ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in Ethiopia. The SCD was finalized and made public in May 2016.

Consultation Phase:
August 03, 2016 to February 27, 2017
A New World Bank Group Strategy for Ethiopia

The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) is an operational plan and the main tool guiding the WBG's support for Ethiopia's development program. It starts from the country's own development goals, as articulated in the Growth and Transformation Plan II, builds around widespread consultations and engagement with a broad range of  stakeholders. This phase is ongoing.

The Consultation Process

A series of consultations with the government of Ethiopia, civil society and non-governmental organizations, private sector, academia, think tanks, diaspora and opinion groups have been planned as follows:

Addis Ababa-based consultations

  • Civil society, academia and the private sector - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Development Partners – Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • Federal government – Monday, February 27, 2017

Regional consultations

  • Bahir Dar ( Amhara and Benshangul Gumz) – Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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