UNFPA Ethiopia

Country Programmes


English: Word|PDF

childrenUNFPA supports a population programme over a five-year period, commencing January 2007 and culminating in 2011. Its primary objective is assisting the Government of Ethiopia in achieving its population and development objectives. The portfolio budget for the 6th Country Programme is $96.25 million, of which $22.75 is sourced from UNFPA regular resources and the balance through co-financing modalities and/or other, including regular resources.

The programme is aligned with the Plan for Accelerated and sustained Development to End Poverty, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

UNFPA collaborates with the Government of Ethiopia

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development will coordinate and manage the programme, It will be implemented in collaboration with national and international partners. UNFPA's key counterpart agencies are the Ministry of Health for reproductive health; the Ministry of Women's Affairs, for gender; and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development for population and development. While government ministries will implement the programme through a decentralized process, with civil society and community-based organizations, UNFPA's primary task is to execute activities related to international procurement, recruitment, training, and resource mobilization.


The Goal of the 6th Country Programme is to contribute to national efforts to improve the quality of life of the people of Ethiopia, by supporting reproductive health, gender and population and development programmes, with special regard to improving the resilience of the population to humanitarian crises, improved and equitable access to social services – including those for family planning, health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene – and finally, to reduce the vulnerability of the population to HIV infection, especially among girls and women, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic, with an emphasis on marginalized and affected populations.


The purpose of the programme is to

  • Improve access to, demand for and utilization of high-quality, gender-sensitive and integrated reproductive health information and services at all levels for men, women, young people and other vulnerable groups, including those in emergency and humanitarian situations, with a focus on emergency obstetric care, family planning, reproductive health commodity security, STIs, HIV/AIDS, and obstetric fistula;
  • Ensure that population and development concerns are taken into account at national, sub-national and sectoral levels in implementing the Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty , with special attention to improved data collection and analysis;Assist in the strengthening of i nstitutional mechanisms and socio-cultural practices that promote and protect the rights of women and girls.


The programme is divided into three sub-programmes,

  • Reproductive Health, including family planning and sexual health;
  • Population and Development strategies;
  • Gender

Resources (in millions of USD)

Regular resources

Other resources


Reproductive Health




Population and Development Strategies




Gender and Advocacy




Programme Coordination








updated on 16 March 2007