Pillar II

Basic Social Services





UNDAF outcome 6: By 2015, the Ethiopian population, in particular women, children and vulnerable groups will have improved access to and use of quality health, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.


UNDAF outcome 7: Improved access to HIV prevention, treatment, cares and support by 2015.


UNDAF outcome 8: By the end of 2015, equitable access created and quality education provided to boys and girls at pre-primary, primary and post-primary levels with a focus on the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and localities.


UNDAF Pillar 2 focuses on improving access to and delivery of quality basic social services (BSS), particularly in education, health, HIV/AIDS, WASH and nutrition for the most vulnerable populations, including women, youth and children.


United Nations supported action is guided by the international commitments ratified by Ethiopia, specifically the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying our Efforts to Eliminate HIV/AIDS. In addition, the outcomes are directly aligned with the GTP and the relevant sector strategies, such as the Health Sector Development Plan (2010/2011-2014/2015);the Ethiopian Strategic Plan for Intensifying Multi-sectoral Response and the Education Sector Development Plan (2010-2015).


The interventions will be delivered through 16 outputs that support the enhancement of national and regional capacity to provide quality health, nutrition, water, sanitation and education services to vulnerable groups, including women, boys, girls and youth, with a special focus on those living with HIV/AIDS, while ensuring that vulnerable groups use the available services. The outputs of the joint programmes on maternal and neonatal health (one of three flagship joint programmes) and the HIV/ AIDS programme of support have been mainstreamed into the


16 outputs. Eleven United Nations agencies (ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UN Women, WFP and WHO) in partnership with a number of key strategic national and international development partners will jointly implement and monitor the results under pillar 2 with an estimated budget of $801,594,808.