Overall Objective

­GGGI and the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) aim to support the development of an effective, GoE owned Climate Resilient Green Economy system that leads to the development of a strategic program of bankable investments, continued capitalization of the CRGE Facility to fund those investments and an effective and strategic monitoring and evaluation framework. Additionally, the aim is to facilitate key systemic transformations in the economy and generate innovative ideas towards a climate resilient green economy.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Dexippos Agourides

Deputy Director & Head - Africa & Middle East

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (MOFED)

Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)

Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)

Ministry of Water Irrigation and Energy (MOWIE)

Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)

Ministry of Urban Development Housing and Construction (MUDHC)

Ministry of Industry (MoI)

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MEFCC)

Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MOFEC

Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource (MoANR

Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity (MOWIE)

Ministry of Industry (MOI)

Ministry of Urban Development & Housing (MUDH)

Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)

Prime Minister’s Office

Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (MoLF)


Over the last 5 years, the growth of Ethiopia’s economy is among the top five fastest growing in the world, and is double the average for Sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia’s public investment-led development strategy focuses on increased agricultural productivity, industrial output, export revenue, and public infrastructure. The strategy has generated tangible results in terms of economic growth and improved social conditions including significant reductions in rural and urban poverty. Ethiopia’s goal to become a middle-income country by 2025 is thus attainable.

To reach middle-income status and sustain the development gains of recent years, Ethiopia will need to continue to implement its transformational growth strategies and address significant climate change threats. The country‘s ecological and agricultural systems are fragile and vulnerable to rising temperatures and changing weather patterns that are likely to impact critical seasonal rainfall levels. This is compounded by population pressure and stretched natural resources, especially the management and utilization of land. Furthermore, Ethiopia ranks 173 out of 187 countries on the UNDP‘s 2013 Human Development Index (HDI), with food insecurity persistent for roughly two million Ethiopians. In total, the negative impact of climate change on GDP could be 10% or more by 2050.

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) clearly recognizes the negative consequences of climate in-action to the country’s ongoing and future development, and has therefore prioritized climate resilience in its transition towards a green, sustainable growth model. Indeed, building a CRGE is a crosscutting pillar of the GoE’s development agenda for poverty eradication through broad-based, accelerated, and sustained economic growth.


News • March 27, 2020

GGGI: GCF Portfolio

Directing finance to where it is needed most Delivering inclusive growth while limiting climate change to 1.5°C will require the mobilization of finance at a historic scale. Over the next 15 years, it is estimated the world needs about USD 90 trillion in climate smart infrastructure – most of it in developing countries. Investing in […]

News • March 14, 2020

Capacity Building Training on Project Development, Result based management, gender and safeguard

Adama, Ethiopia February 25 – The Global Green Growth Institute and the Ministry of Finance (MoF), under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness program, organized a training on project development, results-based management, gender and safeguard at Adama, Ethiopia from February 25-29. The training was attended by 30 experts working in the Federal and Regional Institutions […]

News • November 25, 2019

GGGI Partners with H&M in Cambodia to Promote Sustainable Garment Manufacturing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, November 21, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia Team signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Cambodia Textile Sector Energy Efficiency Project Development” with apparel retail giant, PULS Trading Far East Limited (H&M), to promote energy efficient production processes among H&M’s Cambodian suppliers. The agreement was signed by GGGI […]

News • November 15, 2019


A Team of 12 Ugandan senior officials from the National Designated Agency and the Inter-Ministerial Standing Committee were dispatched in Ethiopia for week-long learning sessions on “Strengthening the role of the Government of Uganda in mobilizing Green Climate Finance resources”. The roles & responsibilities of the Climate Change Finance Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee are to strengthen […]

News • September 18, 2019

GGGI joined Ethiopia Green Legacy Campaign to plant 200 million tree seedlings in a day

In 2019, the Ethiopia government, led by Prime Minster Dr. Abiy Ahmed, launched the ambitious Green Legacy campaign that set a milestone to plant 200 million tree seedlings within 12 hours as integral part of an annual target to plant 4 billion tree seedlings. July 29, 2019 was declared to be Green Legacy day, which […]

News • August 19, 2019

GGGI Co-organized a High-level workshop on Enhancing Capacity of Ethiopia to Address Climate Change

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; August 8, 2019- GGGI co-organized a Workshop on Enhancing Capacity of Ethiopia to Address Climate Change. The workshop was held on August 8-9, 2019, at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. GGGI organized and coordinated the workshop  in collaboration with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA); Center […]

News • August 5, 2019

Consultative Workshop on the Development of a Road-map for Greening Ethiopian Industrial Parks

ADDIS ABABA – July 5, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI Ethiopia), in collaboration with the Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) organized a Consultative Workshop for the Development of a Roadmap for Greening the Ethiopian Industrial Parks on July 5, 2019. The Workshop was held […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • December 20, 2018

GGGI organizes a workshop of LUCCC in Ethiopia

On December 20, 2018, GGGI organized the official launch workshop of Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) in Ethiopia with Commissioner of the Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Ethiopia. Representatives of universities, research centers in Ethiopia, international and national research institutes as well as officials of developmental agencies attended the workshop to share their […]

News • May 25, 2018

GGGI co-hosts a side event with the Governments of Ethiopia and Rwanda to discuss climate finance in Africa during the AfDB Annual Meetings 2018

BUSAN, May 25, 2018 (GGGI) — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Government of Rwanda hosted a side event today, under the theme of “Leveraging Climate Finance in Africa,” at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in […]

News • May 9, 2018

International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change held in Seoul

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI and Mr. Chan-Ho Park, Director and Head of Programs of Large and Emerging Economies delivered presentations at the “International Workshop on Capacity Building for Developing Countries to Address Climate Change” on May 9 in Seoul. The conference was organized by the Center for Global Climate and Marine Governance of Korea […]

News • October 30, 2017

Roundup: Global Green Growth Week underscores unlocking Africa’s green growth potential

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) — Policy makers and experts, who have gathered in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa as part of the Global Green Growth Week 2017, emphasized the need to unlock Africa’s green growth potential. The Global Green Growth Week 2017, underway in Ethiopia’s capital under the theme “Unlocking Africa’s Green Growth Potential,” has […]

News • October 30, 2017

African countries urged on green growth agenda

With African countries steadily working their way to transformation, environmentalists have again reiterated the need to take into account green growth—to avoid future climate catastrophes that might result from environmentally hazardous decision. Green growth is the means by which development can take shape without affecting the efficiency of natural resources. It is termed as the […]

News • October 26, 2017

GGGI Supports Ministerial Meeting of the Least Developed Countries Group for Climate Change

This week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, nearly 20 Ministers, as well as technical experts, and climate change negotiators from least developed countries (LDCs) in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific convened to discuss priorities to be addressed during the upcoming 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). […]

News • February 26, 2016

GGGI holds Ethiopia CPF validation and Annual Workplan workshop

On February 26, GGGI and the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) held a validation workshop of the Country Planning Framework (CPF) and Annual Workplan of the GGGI, Ethiopia Program. The workshop validated that the CPF is aligned to the GoE’s goals and targets of the Growth and Transformational Plan II (GTP-II) and the Climate Resilient Green […]

News • October 19, 2015

Ethiopia Aims for a Bright, Green Climate Future

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—From atop Mount Entoto, which rises 10,500 feet above sea level and draws thousands of pilgrims annually as one of this country’s most revered spiritual sites, it is impossible to look upon the sprawling capital below without sensing both the burden of Ethiopia’s history and the promise of its future. Addis Ababa, meaning […]

News • March 4, 2015

Newly Established Research Center to Assist Gov’t Development Goals

An Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) to engage in undertaking policy oriented research inside the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) as an input for policy makers, was officially launched last Monday February 23, 2015. The center was established in partnership between the EDRI, Environment for Development Initiative (EfD) and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). […]

News • February 25, 2015

Central Africa: Getting Urbanisation Right

Ethiopia faces an urban population explosion. Another 10 million people, possibly more, are expected to move to cities in the next ten years. Today, just one in five Ethiopians live in cities; this will be one in four by 2025. This presents Ethiopia with a golden opportunity to get urbanisation right. With good urban planning, […]

News • October 27, 2014

Ethiopia moves in right direction with climate change response but challenges remain

Ethiopia is widely regarded as an African success story when it comes to economic growth. According to the International Monetary Fund, the country’s economy is growing by seven percent annually. But there are concerns that climate change could jeopardise this growth. At a recent meeting at the United Nations conference centre in the Ethiopian capital, […]


Ethiopia Country Program Proposal 2017-2018
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 6 199 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting


Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia
Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation

Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Ethiopia  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft) Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji
Achieving Global Green Transformation (Consultation Draft)

Water and Sanitation  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Republic of Korea  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Ethiopia Brochure Ethiopia
GGGI Ethiopia Brochure


Ethiopia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Ethiopia  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting
Ethiopia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Ethiopia  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Cross Cutting

Sectoral Climate Resilience Strategies for Ethiopia Ethiopia  • Sustainable Landscapes
Sectoral Climate Resilience Strategies for Ethiopia

Ethiopia  • Sustainable Landscapes

Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy – Water and Energy Climate Resilience Strategy Water and Sanitation  • Ethiopia  • Sustainable Energy
Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy – Water and Energy Climate Resilience Strategy

Water and Sanitation  • Ethiopia  • Sustainable Energy

Unlocking the Power of Ethiopia’s Cities Green Cities  • Ethiopia
Unlocking the Power of Ethiopia’s Cities

Green Cities  • Ethiopia

GGGI In-Country Staff

Militetsega H.Gebreselassie

Associate - Programs & M&A

Innocent Kabenga

Country Representative, Ethiopia

Ida Mulu Demmellash

Officer, Ethiopia Country Program