National Health Planning Cycles

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

Health Sector Transformation Plan 2015-2020

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

Annual Health Sector Review


Income group:


Fiscal Start Date

July 8

Legal and Political systems

  • Executive branch: election last held on 7 October 2013 (next to be held in October 2019)
  • Legislative branch:last election held on 24 May 2015 (next to be held in 2020)
  • Legal System: civil law system

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country [+]

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

Not UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

Ethiopia joined IHP+ in 2007. A country compact was signed in 2008 by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance and 13 development partners. In 2009, the Government of Ethiopia and a number of IHP+ partners signed a Joint Financing Arrangement to support the MDG Fund (JFA). Ethiopia’s Health Systems Development Plan IV (2010-15) was reviewed using the JANS approach in 2010. Ethiopia analysed progress and obstacles to implementing one plan, budget and monitoring system in January 2012. There is a 2011 case study on aid effectiveness and results. IHP+ Country Grants have been used primarily for partnership coordination mechanisms. Ethiopia has participated in the 2nd and 3rd rounds of monitoring progress against compact commitments by IHP+Results.

Pooled funding and or SWAP


UNDAF rollout cycles


UHC Partnership for policy dialogue


PEPFAR focus countries


World Bank*

This Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for 2013-2016, builds on the progress achieved by Ethiopia during the past five years. It also aims to help the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) address ongoing challenges and assist in the implementation of Ethiopia's Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP, 2010-15). It covers the period from FY2013 to FY2016, one year beyond the GTP's implementation timeframe. As with the previous CAS it is a result-based strategy firmly anchored in the Government's program as well as the World Bank strategy for Africa. This paper is organized into four chapters. First chapter provides a brief political and economic context followed by a summary of achievements in key areas of economic and human development over the past decade. Second chapter presents the ongoing challenges faced by Ethiopia and the approach the Government is taking, as outlined in the GTP, to address them in the coming years. Third and fourth chapter focus on the World Bank Group (WBG) role in Ethiopia starting with a review of the past WBG assistance followed by a description of the key areas of the new partnership, its implementation and risks. Appendices and annexes provide additional information and statistics..

European Commission*

Progress towards the MDGs and economic development in Ethiopia can be accelerated by supporting the expansion of basic services, and by fostering economic transformation that enhances competitiveness and regional integration. Therefore the EU current 10th EDF cooperation strategy with Ethiopia, as presented in the Country Strategy Paper for Ethiopia (2008-2013) , is built around three focal sectors: (i) transport and regional integration; (ii) rural development and food security, and; (iii) economic support and governance. In line with this orientation, a large part of the € 644 million national cooperation envelope is allocated to three large programmes: The Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) that provides predictable cash and/or food transfers to the most food insecure population groups in return for participation in public works programmes; The Roads Sector Development Programme (RSDP) that aims to improve the coverage and quality of roads infrastructure in the country; and The programme for the Protection of Basic Services (PBS) that allows for the expansion and functioning of key basic services (health, education, water supply, agricultural extension and rural roads) at decentralised levels. Ethiopia also benefits from various other EU assistance initiatives, including the Energy Facility, the Water Facility, the Food Facility, the Instrument for Stability, the Global Climate Change Alliance and the Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights. In combination, these programmes provide for a broad cooperation portfolio and an average annual assistance value of approximately € 160 million.

Costing and Financing

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