Statement on the UK’s development relationship with Ethiopia

February 26, 2015 (WIC) – Ethiopia is delivering impressive progress towards the Millennium Development Goals meaning the needs of the country are changing as it experiences strong economic growth and increasing domestic revenue.

Recognizing Ethiopia’s growing success, the UK will now evolve its approach by transitioning support towards economic development to help generate jobs, income and growth that will enable self-sufficiency and ultimately end poverty.

This will go alongside additional funding for specific health, education and water programmes – where impressive results are already being delivered – resourced by ending support for the Promotion of Basic Services programme.

The UK remains firmly committed to poverty reduction in Ethiopia. This transition in approach does not affect the amount of aid DFID will provide to Ethiopia in 2015/16. (