The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

ET country flag Ethiopia

Key partners

Addis Ababa Road Transport

Federal Ministry of Agriculture

Federal Ministry of Health

Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency

UN agencies

UNOPS supports the Government of Ethiopia, the UN Country Team and other development partners in efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our team designs projects to reinforce and bolster development priorities in sustainable procurement, project management and infrastructure, and works to strengthen national capacity and capability to deliver quality services.

We provide environmental friendly solutions and innovative models to modernize Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, provide clean energy to off-grid areas and improve health services throughout the country.

Key Information

  • UNOPS Impact in Ethiopia

    • Procured 320,000 metric tons of wheat to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the price of one of Ethiopia's major staple crops, in order to help food insecure and vulnerable households.
    • Constructed environmentally friendly latrines – which included solar-generated lighting, green roofs and wheelchair-accessible design – for selected schools to improve hygiene and sanitation services for students and teachers.
    • Procured and delivered laboratory equipment for 50 research centres in 5 regions to strengthen national capacity to identify and diagnose agriculture diseases and pests, to help reduce crop losses of small-scale farmers and increase agricultural productivity.

  • 3.5%
    Current health expenditure
    Current health expenditure (% of GDP)

    Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.

    Source: (2017)

    Life expectancy at birth
    Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

    Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

    Source: (2020)

  • Flag ET Contact Details

    UNOPS Ethiopia

    P.O.Box 60197

    UNECA Compound, Zambezi Building, 5th floor west wing

    Addis Ababa


    Tel: +251 115181961


    Twitter: @UNOPS_Ethiopia

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