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Assessment of Development Results - Ethiopia

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This report on Ethiopia’s Assessment of Development Results (ADR) focuses on the following three thematic areas: fostering democratic governance; achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and reducing poverty under a human development perspective; and ensuring environmental sustainability. Reflecting on the characteristics of Ethiopia’s economic history, its current juncture and prospects, the ADR examined the past with a forward-looking perspective.

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Ethiopia’s development results

Ethiopia has a population of nearly 70 million people, of which some 45 percent are below 15 years of age. It is a multi-lingual and ethnically diverse society with many different types of agro-ecological and climatic conditions. During the last half-century, Ethiopia has experienced periods of economic and social progress, only to be set back again by war, internal upheaval, drought and famine. Opportunities for the poor to change their living conditions continue to be limited by a high rate of population growth, rapid soil erosion and increasingly, HIV/AIDS.

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