Ethiopia Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) Realizing Green Transformation

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1 January 2017

Stephen Danyo, Asferachew Abate, Mohammed Bekhechi, Gunnar Köhlin, Haileselassie Medhin, Alemu Mekonnen, Amare Fentie, Tsegaye Ginbo, Betelhem Negede, Haleluya Tesfaye, Anna Wikman

The Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) of Ethiopia is a country-level diagnostic tool to support investment and policy dialogues. It highlights the key environment-related trajectories and challenges facing the country in the coming decade and beyond, and identifies pathways for simultaneously achieving economic, social, and environmental objectives in the context of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy for 2025, and Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) for 2016-2020.

The Ethiopian CEA aims to: (i) understand environmental challenges that enable or hinder Ethiopia’s aspirations for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction; (ii) prioritize environmental actions that can help secure public goods and improve performance of various sectors; (iii) provide strategic advice for implementing priority activities in the CRGE Strategy and GTP II; and (iv) build knowledge and enhance the capacity of the GoE, in particular the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MEFCC), to make informed decisions on regulatory issues, and to carry out environmental analysis and sectoral planning. It also aims to contribute to the dialogue between the government and development partners on environment-development linkages and priorities.

This study was prepared by a multidisciplinary, multiagency team led by the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice of the World Bank, with involvement from global practices responsible for energy, social protection, transport, urban, and agriculture; the Ethiopia Development Research Institute’s Environment and Climate Research Center, and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) with involvement from other ministries of the FDRE.

The World Bank has developed CEAs in various countries to help clients in prioritizing environmental problems and solutions that can be addressed by key strategic investments, policies, and programs.  


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