Pillar I

Sustainable Economic Growth and Risk Reduction




UNDAF outcome 1: Increased use by agricultural producers of improved institutional services, an efficient marketing system, and appropriate technology and practices for sustainable increases in agricultural production and productivity by 2015. 


UNDAF outcome 2: By 2015, private sector-led Ethiopian manufacturing and service industries, especially small and medium enterprises, sustainably improved their competitiveness and employment creation potentials. 


UNDAF outcome 3: By 2015, national and sub-national institutions are able to implement a minimum package of social protection measures in accordance with a funded national action plan based on legislation. 


UNDAF outcome 4: By 2015, national and sub-national institutions and disaster-prone communities have systematically reduced disaster risks, impacts of disasters and have improved food security. 


UNDAF outcome 5: By 2015, the governance systems, use of technologies and practices, and financing mechanisms that promote a low carbon, climate-resilient economy and society are improved at all levels. 


UNDAF pillar 1 focuses on actions needed for sustainable economic growth and enhancing the resilience of the country and communities. Despite increasing trends to improve community resilience to disasters, the country remains vulnerable to natural disasters and related internal and external shocks. To meet these challenges, pillar 1 focuses on interventions related to disaster risk reduction, climate change and stable macro-economic growth, on the one hand, and equity, inclusion and social protection, on the other. The aim of growth with stability is therefore pursued first and foremost by addressing both the social protection and resilience of communities challenges.


The interventions under this pillar are fully aligned with the GTP and other relevant national strategies. Implementation of the interventions for this pillar will be carried out through 21outputs, including those that support the enhancement of agricultural growth and industrial development. In addition, the outputs support the promotion of a low carbon, climate-resilient economy and society, assist in the roll out of a minimum package of social protection measures and reduce disaster risks and the impact of disasters. Furthermore, the sustainable livelihoods component of the Joint Programme on Enhancing Public Service Delivery in Developing Regional States will contribute to this pillar.


The interventions under this pillar will be implemented in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia and national and international development partners. Fourteen United Nations agencies (FAO, ILO, IOM, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, WFP, UNFPA, OCHA, WHO and UN Women) will participate in delivering the results of this pillar with a combined estimated budget of $1,627,949,19