This report provides a summary of activities carried out by the Development Assistance Group and its various technical and sector working groups. 

Phase V of the Development Partners Support to the Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTPII) implementation process in Ethiopia came into effect on 1st April 2016, aligning itself to Ethiopia's GTP II and the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The current phase of the DAG Project focuses on sustaining the country's strong economic growth, ensuring inclusive growth that will continuously reduce poverty, and supporting the country’s goal to become a carbon-neutral middle-income country by 2025. 
Highlights of key activities carried out by the DAG and its working groups include: 

 In October 2015, the Prime Minister chaired the presentation of the 2nd Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) and the review of the first GTP period. Members of the DAG working groups actively participated in these consultations by providing technical inputs and recommendations. 

The DAG held meetings of humanitarian cluster leads, bringing together the humanitarian and development actors to share information and to plan on how to respond to the drought in a more coordinated and effective manner. 

The Membership of the Development Assistance Group keeps on expanding. Recently, the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) joined the DAG1 as the 29th member of the group. 

A High Level Forum (HLF) with the Government of Ethiopia on social accountability for sustainable development was held on 24th March 2016.  

The DAG mobilized USD 969,602,534 to respond to the humanitarian crisis triggered by the effects of El-Niño in Ethiopia in the period July 2015 to June 2016.