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UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs)

United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2007-2011)


The UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is the common strategic framework for the operational activities of the UN system in Ethiopia. It provides a collective, coherent and integrated UN system response to national priorities and needs, which are included in Ethiopia's second national poverty reduction strategy paper, the Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty (PASDEP) 2006-2010.

Ethiopia is one of seven priority countries selected by the Millennium Project, a special advisory body to the UN Secretary General on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to prepare a scaled-up investment plan that would allow the country to meet the MDG targets.

The Government of Ethiopia is preparing this plan, which incorporates the MDGs into most key policies and will provide for making significant investment, building capacity and creating new structures and systems. The PASDEP is aligned with the MDG time frame and the MDG investment plan. The convergence between Ethiopia, the UN system and other development partners around the MDGs and the PASDEP will provide the organizing principles for this UNDAF (2007-2011).