Ethiopia’s location gives it strategic dominance as a jumping off point in the Horn of Africa, close to the Middle East and its markets.
Bordering Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Sudan, Ethiopia is landlocked, and has been using neighboring Djibouti’s main port for the last two decades. However, with the recent peace with Eritrea, Ethiopia is set to resume accessing the Eritrean ports of Assab and Massawa for its international trade.
What are the development challenges in Ethiopia?
Ethiopia’s main challenges are sustaining its positive economic growth and accelerating poverty reduction, which both require significant progress in job creation as well as improved governance. The government is devoting a high share of its budget to pro-poor programs and investments. Large scale donor support will continue to provide a vital contribution in the near-term to finance the cost of pro-poor programs.
How does Alliance2015 help?
Emergency initiative to support camps of Eritrean refugees and hosting communities in the area of Shire, Tigray Region
Sectors of intervention:
- Agriculture and food security,
- Natural resources management,
- Climate change
The project aims to strengthen Eritrean refugees and hosting communities’ resilience in the camps of Hitsas and Shimelba, improving hygienic conditions and access to WASH facilities, and promoting subsistence activities and the use of energy-efficient tools.