WTO accession
In progress
Population
84,734,262
2011 data - Sources: UNCTAD, World Bank, WTO, UN Comtrade

Ethiopia joined the Integrated Framework (IF) in 2002 and undertook a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) that was validated in November 2003. The DTIS findings were incorporated into Ethiopia's "Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty" (PASDEP) of September 2006, in the chapter on trade and industrial development. The priorities identified included improving business climate and targeting high export potential industries, such as leather, textiles, sugar and horticulture and floriculture.

 

Moreover, the Government of Ethiopia subsequently prepared an action plan to implement the DTIS Action Matrix with the support from a Window II project on institutional capacity building.

 

Many of the DTIS Action Matrix priorities in support of trade facilitation, and supporting horticulture and floriculture were subsequently implemented as well as priorities identified for WTO accession which were later on added.

Description of the projects (objectives and interventions)

Under the EIF, Ethiopia is implementing a multi-year Tier 1 "Support to National Implementation Arrangements (NIAs)" project that was approved by the EIF Board in March 2014. The project is meant to build national institutional capacity to implement the country's trade development agenda through mainstreaming trade into national development plans. This will be done with a view to achieving the objectives of the National Five Year Plan: the Growth and Transformation Plan to facilitate Ethiopia's efforts in supporting poverty reduction and sustainable development while enhancing Ethiopia's integration into the global trading system.

Main progresses to date

Ethiopia took a high level decision to move forward with the EIF process in 2012 and as a result, Ethiopia's Tier 1 project supporting institutional capacity was approved in March 2014.

There are planned consultations on Ethiopia's second Growth and Transformation Plan, the National Development Strategy, which has also urged the Ethiopian Government to pursue updating their DTIS as a priority, with UNCTAD as the Main Implementing Entity.

Outlook

Ethiopia's DTIS Update (DTISU) will be implemented as a priority to ensure synchronization of the DTISU and the development of the second Growth and Transformation Plan, Ethiopia's National Development Strategy.

Ethiopia is also working on preparing Tier 2 project proposals in honey and silk sectors.

Outcome 1: Sufficient Institutional and management capacity built in EIF countries to formulate and implement Trade related strategies & implementation plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O1.1 Tier 1 ' Support to NIAs' project completed or under implementationN/AN/A
O1.2 EIF Country with complete, up-to-date validated DTIS Action MatricesN/AN/A
O1.3 Level of capacity of NIU to perform fiduciary programme management for Tier 1 projectN/AN/A
O1.4 Country with up-to date trade strategiesN/AN/A
O1.5 Country with quality trade strategyN/AN/A
O1.6 Country with quality trade strategy implementedN/AN/A
Outcome 2: EIF countries mainstream trade into their national development strategies and plans
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O2.1 Trade in PRSP and/or National development strategiesN/AN/A
O2.2 Existence of productive sector strategies integrating the trade dimensionN/AN/A
O2.3 Functioning public/private consultation mechanismN/AN/A
Outcome 3: Coordinated delivery of trade related resources (funding, TA etc.) by donors & implementing agencies to implement country priorities following adoption of DTIS Action Matrix
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O3.1 Availability of an annual rolling implementation overview integrating all trade-related government & donor-supported activities (including gender & environment)N/AN/A
O3.2 Frequency of government and donor consultations on trade-related mattersN/AN/A
O3.3 UN CEB Cluster activities based on DTIS Matrix priorities in EIF CountriesN/AN/A
O3.4 Country with joint donor initiatives in the trade area (such as need assessment; strategy formulations; programming; pooled funding; M&E; etc.)N/AN/A
Outcome 4: EIF Countries secure resources in support of initiatives that address DTIS Action Matrix priorities
Outcome IndicatorBaseline2013201420152016
O4.1 Country with implementation plan integrating DTIS/Action Matrix priorities and indicating financing needs to be met through ODAN/AN/A
O4.2 Country where a Government budget exists for implementation of its trade strategyN/AN/A
O4.4 Number of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action MatrixN/AN/A
O4.4.1 Amount of projects funded by donors related to the DTIS Action Matrix (Million USD)N/AN/A

DTIS Update

Starting date / End date
10/10/2014
Approved Budget
400,000
Board Approval Date
09/09/2014
Disbursement
400,000
Expenditure Reported
289,697
MOU Approval Date
02/10/2014
MOU Expiry Date
30/11/2016
Phase
Implementation

NIA Support through ITA

Starting date / End date
18/09/2014
Approved Budget
49,963
Board Approval Date
16/09/2014
Disbursement
49,963
Expenditure Reported
49,963
MOU Approval Date
16/09/2014
MOU Expiry Date
31/12/2015
Phase
Completed

NIA Support - Phase 1

Starting date / End date
10/10/2014
Approved Budget
900,000
Board Approval Date
26/03/2014
Disbursement
300,000
Expenditure Reported
235,364
MOU Approval Date
07/10/2014
MOU Expiry Date
06/10/2017
Phase
Implementation

Focal Point

Mr. Geremew Ayalew HAILE
Trade Relation & Negotiation Directorate, Director General
Ministry of Trade and Industry
P.O. Box 704
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: Tel. +251-115-516123/518025 ex. 254
Mr. Yishak TEKALIGNE
Regional and Bilateral Trade Relations and Negotiations, Director
Ministry of Trade
, Ethiopia

Donor Facilitator

Mr. Thomas HUYGHEBAERT
Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia, Head of Governance and Social Section (GES)
European Union
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251116612511

Alternative Donor Facilitator

Mr. Jeroen WILLEMS
Delegation to Ethiopia, Head of Section, Economic and Social Development, Trade and Regional Integration
European Union
Cape Verde St., P.O. Box 5570
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 661 2511 ext. 214

WB Contact

Mr. Menbere TAYE TESFA
Private Sector Development, Senior Private Sector Development Specialist
The World Bank
World Bank Ethiopia office, P.O. Box 5515
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 517 60 59
Mr. Chorching GOH
World Bank Addis Ababa, Lead Economist
The World Bank
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: -

UNDP Contact

Mr. Abdoulie SIREH-JALLOW
Senior Economist
UNDP
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: -
Ms. Selamawit ALEBACHEW
Program Associate
UNDP
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: 251-115-44-42-15
Ms. Alessandra TISOT
Country Director
UNDP
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 11 554 67 95
Ethiopia Annual Progress Report 2013
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2005-2009)
Ethiopia Detailed Action Plan for the prioritized DTIS recommendations, 2004
Ethiopia Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Volume 1 2004
Ethiopia Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Volume 2 2004
Window II Project Brief: Institutional Support for MTI & CC
Window II Project Brief: Enhancement of Trade Negotiation Capacity
Window II Project Brief: Support to the establishment of an internationally recognized conformity assessment to enhance trade competitiveness
Ethiopia hosts EIF Workshop to help the region’s poorest countries gain more from inclusive and sustainable trade
Public and private partners, donors and international agencies agree on a roadmap for Ethiopia's stronger integration into global trade
Public and private partners, donors and international agencies agree on a roadmap for Ethiopia's stronger integration into global trade
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