DAG phase V Project-Development Partners’ Support to the implementation of the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) contributes to strengthening the capacity of Planning and Development commission (PDC) and Ministry of Finance (MoF) to play strategic roles in evidence-based planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of the national development plans. To this effect, the DAG project provides technical and financial support to enable the PDC and MoF  fulfil their mandates and achieve their goals.

The Development Assistant Group (DAG)[1] has 30 bilateral and multilateral members supporting the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in executing the national development plan - the Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTPII) and the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The DAG coordinates and aligns development partners’ programming support towards the achievement of these goals, whose overarching objective is to eradicate poverty and bring structural transformation to the Ethiopia’s economy.

The DAG Project supports the Government of Ethiopia and development partners to enhance their compliance with the global development effectiveness principles and assists in meeting commitments and targets in national ownership of development priorities; focus on results; facilitation of inclusive partnerships, mutual accountability & transparency. The project also contributes to harmonizing support through various policy dialogue platforms such as the High-Level Fora (HLF), Sector and Technical working groups.

The Ministry of Finance coordinates support to the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) monitoring surveys and ensures the implementation of aid effectiveness action plans. The DAG project supports the Aid Management Platform (AMP) in order to track Official Development Assistance (ODA) flows to Ethiopia for the facilitation of well-informed planning and decision making.

This progress report outlines the major achievements, challenges and opportunities of the DAG project covering the period from 1st January to 31st December 2019.


[1] KOICA was the last DAG member to join in February 2016. Members include: African Development Bank (AfDB), Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, DFID, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, IMF, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, KOICA, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UN, USAID, and the World Bank. The UN is represented by the RC, and the UNCT is currently represented by WFP and UNAIDS. Read More