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Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

About Ethiopia

After more than 15 years of successful cooperation, Ethiopia has a special place in our portfolio as one of our main partner countries. From 2003 on, we have spent over EUR 39 million in cooperation programmes with Ethiopia, including 4 long-term Institutional University Cooperation programmes (IUC) with Jimma University, Mekelle University, Arba Minch University (AMU) and Bahir Dar University (BDU).

The two ongoing IUC programmes (with AMU and BDU) and a national network involving 4 Ethiopian universities are the cornerstones of the Ethiopia country programme.

Ongoing projects

Institutional University Cooperation
Network University Cooperation

Country strategy

The country strategy for Ethiopia fits into the Ethiopian national strategy and identifies the following main themes for all future interventions in Ethiopia:

  • Food security and agriculture
  • Environment and water
  • Economic and social development
  • Health 

The country strategy identifies the following main transversal and cross-cutting themes:

  • ICT and information management
  • Governance, institutional strengthening and management
  • Gender and diversity 

The focus is on cooperation with first and second generation public institutions. They are potential partners for collaboration, whereas cooperation with recently created universities with more limited research and staff capacity, fits less into our partnership philosophy.

Overview current partners


Country information


Important information on Ethiopia, such as its Country Strategy, Joint Context Analysis (JCA), Joint Strategic Framework (JSF), and general Facts & Figures on VLIR-UOS activity in Ethiopia.


IUC and NETWORK evaluation reports

Evaluation reports and their management response of ongoing (mid-term) or finished (final) long-term Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) and NETWORK programmes

Other evaluation reports

Evaluation reports of other intervention types and countries.