Two high level delegations from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) and Nigeria’s Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP) visited Ethiopia in August and November to gain insight to the aid coordination structure and see first-hand the impact of effective development cooperation, given the substantial presence of development partners in Ethiopia.

The two delegations were introduced to Ethiopia’s experience with installing and operationalizing the aid management platform (AMP), they met with government counterparts at the MoFEC who shared strategies on how to strengthen mutual accountability and national ownership.

Best practices were shared on enhancing the alignment of various initiatives to national priorities and goals, while reducing transaction costs. During the two separate missions, the participants met with the DAG Co-Chairs Leslie Reed (USAID Mission Director) and Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie (UN RC/HC), who gave a strategic overview of the coordination structure facilitating dialogue between the GoE and development partners. The mission delegation also met with sector working groups, the rural economic development and food security - RED & FS and the basic & service delivery group – BSDG to learn more about how dialogue platforms support implementation of Ethiopia’s national development plan, the Growth and Transformational Plan GTPII.