This project was prepared by the Ethiopian Ministry of Works and Urban Development in close collaboration with UN-HABITAT. The main objective of the project was to assist the Government of Ethiopia to develop a well-coordinated urban development strategy and operational guidelines for regional and local municipalities, focusing on urban management issues.
This project aims to build the capacity of local authorities in selected regions (assess capacity-building needs, conduct training-of-trainers activities and propose an action plan and a strategy of intervention). The project also contributes to the Poverty Reduction Programme for Addis Ababa, through the preparation of a poverty profile for the city, the conducting of a city consultation, and the development of an action plan for poverty reduction.
Training of trainers for regional focal points was carried out in the city. Six reports on institutional capacity assessment were prepared for the following regions: Amhara, Gambella, Dire Dawa, Oromiya, Southern Nations and Tigrai. UN-HABITAT's training manuals have also been translated into Amharic, which makes them more accessible to municipal staff.