DATA FOR CHILDREN

Policy Brief 2019

Local girl poses for a picture at Shawe Primary School, Harana Buluk Woreda, Oromia Region.
UNICEF Ethiopia/2019/Mersha

Highlights

Overview 

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a large, diverse country in East Africa with a population of approximately 100 million people – over forty-five percent of which are children.1

The overriding vision of the Federal Government of Ethiopia is to become a middle-income country by 2025, and to make measurable progress against the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet despite significant social and economic achievements,2 disparities in development outcomes for children persist based on gender, geographic location, and wealth.3

Within the SDG context of “leave no one behind,” there exists an opportunity, and a pressing obligation, to support better outcomes for children. Fostering a thriving data ecosystem – in which the right data are in the right hands at the right time to impact decisions – can drive better results for the children of Ethiopia.4

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1. (UNDESA, 2017).
2. (World Bank, 30 May 2016).

3. (UNICEF, 2017).
4. (UNICEF, April 2017).

DATA FOR CHILDREN Policy Brief 2019

Author

Development Gateway, UNICEF Ethiopia

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English

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