Govt and its Partners Discuss Progress of Ethiopia’s 10-Year Dev’t Plan

ADDIS ABABA – Planning and Development Minister Fitsum Assefa (PhD) has held a virtual discussion with top officials of agencies of Development Partners Group (DPG) on the implementation progress of the 10-year development plan of Ethiopia.

In her brief presentation, Fistum explained the short, medium and long-term targets of the 10-year development plan.

The Minister said remarkable achievements have been achieved in the first year of the plan’s implementation period, despite challenges including Covid-19 pandemic.

The increase in export trade, tax collection and private sector involvement were among areas where positive results have been achieved , according to the ministry’s statement issued after the meeting on Monday.

Government’s determination, observed in executing the plan, confirms the its dedication to change the lives and livelihood of the citizens, Fistum said.

The Minister also said a government-led rehabilitation and reconstruction plan is currently under preparation.

Its goals and targets will be aligned with the country’s medium-term development plan, she added.

The government will create a favorable platform for all parties including development partners, civil societies, and citizens to participate in the medium-term development plan and rehabilitation reconstruction program, the Minister said.

The discussion on Monday was attended by officials of the partner agencies in the DPG and State Minister of finance Semerita Sewasew.

Established a decade ago, the Development Partners Group comprises 30 bilateral and multilateral development agencies providing development assistance to the East African nation.