Ethiopia is populous and poor, with low per capita domestic, donor and other resources. The government’s commitment to poverty reduction, economic growth and strengthening financial management is strong. There have been marked improvements in poverty reduction and progress on most economic and social rights is on a broadly positive trend, with the government taking steps to address some persisting inequalities, including on gender. Concerns remain about limitations on other, primarily civil and political, rights. As the government enters its next 5 year planning period, there are important opportunities to: increase economic transformation; improve quality and equality in service delivery; improve good governance; enhance the position of women and girls; and further build resilience to external shocks.
Disclaimer: Country borders do not necessarily reflect the UK Government's official position.