Ethiopia plays its major role in making foreign aid effective: DPM Demeke

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Addis Ababa, 20 April 2014 (WIC) - Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen said Ethiopian has played its major role in making foreign aid effective based on the core principles of country ownership, mutual accountability and results.

In his keynotes to participants of the Global Partnership Conference held on 15 and 16 April, 2014 in Mexico City, he emphasized that the key players in this endeavor are the government, private sector and the civil society.

DPM Demeke also said that Ethiopia’s economy has registered a double digit growth for the last 10 years due such a consolidated effort  and the clear vision and strategy of the Ethiopian government.

He further said that Ethiopia has allocated a major portion of its budget for education, health and food security and these pro-poor policies have started to produce the intended results in alleviating poverty in Ethiopia.

According to DPM Demeke, the Ethiopian government has been working closely with donor countries based on country ownership, shared values, joint planning, clear harmonization and joint monitoring.

The conference, which attracted more than 1,500 high ranking Ministers and experts was the first high–level meeting since the holding of the conference in Busan, South Korea in 2012.