Employees of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit International Services (GIZ IS) in Ethiopia donated blood on 12 June 2014 at the Head Office located at China-Africa Square and at its project office in the premises of the African Union. GIZ IS Ethiopia set its foot in the country with the bole/gerji condominium housing ‘pilot’ project which was inaugurated in July 2004. Since then, it has been working on behalf of various Ministries like the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, the World Bank and other clients, acting as Management Agent, for the last decade.
Dr Maximilian Martin
Ethiopia is now the fastest growing economy in Africa with a GDP growth rate of over ten percent in the last decade. The logical next step is to ask how Ethiopia can become a middle income country. Most of the economic growth of the country in the past decade has been driven by public investment. This ‘big push’ has achieved considerable success—but it has also risked crowding out private investment.
Global aid down 10% since 2010
New figures released by UNESCO’s Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report ahead of the Global Partnership for Education’s Replenishment Pledging Conference in Brussels between 25th and 26th of June, revealed between 2011 and 2012, aid to education fell by US$42 million in Ethiopia. Within that, aid to basic education in Ethiopia fell by $23 million.