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The Impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Policy Brief

Briefing/policy paper

Written by Nicola Jones

Briefing/policy paper

Building Resilience in Ethiopia (BRE) is a three-year (2019–2022) technical assistance programme co-funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). BRE is implemented by Oxford Policy Management and operates under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Ministry of Finance and DFID in June 2019. The main aim of BRE is to support Ethiopia’s drive towards becoming a middle-income country, by strengthening nationally owned and led systems that better anticipate and respond to recurrent shocks and resulting acute needs. The BRE vision is in line with the National Disaster Risk Management Policy and will support the ‘Government of Ethiopia to lead and deliver an effective, gradually self-financed and accountable response to climate and humanitarian shocks’. BRE works in collaboration with other international development assistance partners such as the US Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organisation, and Public Health England.

Authors: Donna Harris, Sarah Baird, Kath Ford, Kalle Hirvonen, Nicola Jones, Munir Kassa, Christian Meyer, Alula Pankhurst, Christina Wieser and Tassew Woldehanna