Strategic documents and reports

UN Country Team Business Operations Strategy (2016-2020)

Aligning with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in Ethiopia for 2012‐2015, the BOS 1.0 has been successful in reducing internal transaction costs, improving quality of programme delivery and increasing savings over externally sourced goods and services. The UNCT therefore supports continued and expanded common business operations in Ethiopia through endorsement of the BOS 2.0.

In line with the UNDAF in Ethiopia for 2016-2020, the Operations Management Team (OMT) and BOS Committee have developed the BOS 2.0 2016-2020 with the objective of applying a comprehensive approach to the UN’s business operations in Ethiopia with the aim of continuing to enhance quality, effectiveness and efficiency of joint common services across UN System Agencies in Ethiopia. Download the full report

One UN Communications Strategy (2018-202

The United Nations in Ethiopia, having voluntarily opted into the Delivering as One approach, has prepared and is now implementing a comprehensive UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the period 2016-2020. The UNDAF 2016-2020 embodies the UN in Ethiopia’s overall vision and collective goals in supporting the achievement of national humanitarian and development goal

Recognizing the value of strategic communication as a tool that can support the Organization to achieve its goals, the UN Country Team tasked the UN Communication Group to develop a similarly comprehensive strategy which would be aligned with the UNDAF and help to shape and promote joint communication by the UN in Ethiopia in the spirit of One Voice. Download the full strategy

Ethiopia One UN book

The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Ethiopia is the largest in Africa and, taken as a single entity, is one of the major development partners in the country. It comprises 28 resident UN agencies with offices based in Ethiopia, as well as non-resident agencies, and includes the Bretton Woods institutions (the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank). Download the full document


The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020 is the fourth UNDAF in Ethiopia and represents the strategic response of the UN Country Team to the national development priorities articulated in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II). Under the joint leadership and partnership of the Government and the UN system, the UNDAF 2016-2020 has been developed in a widely participatory manner. In addition to Government and UN agencies, it draws on inputs from development partners, private sector and civil society organizations.Download the full strategy