WASHINGTON, October 18, 2016 --The recent tragic events in the Amhara and Oromia regions that led to the declaration of a state of emergency in Ethiopia are of great concern to the World Bank Group. Such events have dire economic and developmental consequences.
As a development institution, the World Bank’s most important role is to help countries end poverty and address their citizen’s demands for basic services such as education, health, and clean water. Our programs in Ethiopia employ a range of rigorous accountability mechanisms, including field visits, independently commissioned surveys, regular financial audits, and independent evaluations, to ensure resources reach those for whom they were intended and achieve sustainable results.
The World Bank is supporting Ethiopia across many sectors and in all regions and federal cities of Ethiopia with an emphasis on the poorest and most vulnerable people.