How Ethiopia is leading the way in country ownership

Ethiopian foreign affairs minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Sign up or upgrade the become an Executive Member to view the full interview.

When it comes to country ownership of development programs, Ethiopia is definitely a trailblazer.

Through its strong resolve and frank discussions with donors, the East African country has been shaking up the traditional donor-recipient aid dynamic — pushing it to evolve toward a more equal partnership.

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    Manola De Vos

    Manola De Vos is a development analyst for Devex. Based in Manila, she contributes to the Development Insider and Money Matters newsletters. Prior to joining Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the European Union.