Lenhardt, A., Rogerson, A., Guadagno, F., Berliner, T., Byiers, B. (et al.). 2015. One foot on the ground, one foot in the air: Ethiopia’s delivery on an ambitious development agenda. London: ODI.
Despite starting out with one of the lowest levels of human development in the world in the 1990s, Ethiopia is one of the few African countries on track to meet most of the Millennium Development Goals.
This case study looks at the progress achieved in material well-being, education and employment, where Ethiopia has shown particularly strong performance over the past 10 to 15 years. However this transformation is far from complete and a number of challenges remain, not least the depth and breadth of chronic poverty.
A number of key lessons for the Sustainable Development Goals can be drawn from Ethiopia’s experience:
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