ETHIOPIA - Institutional Support Project to Strengthen Macroeconomic Management (ISP-SMM) (AFDB-P-ET-KF0-007)

  • Ethiopia
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Voting Date
Jul 15, 2022
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Government of Ethiopia
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.43 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 4.92 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Apr 17, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the proposed operation is a technical and institutional support project, financed through grant of UA 3,189,299 from canceled balances to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The project has been designed to complement prior assistance provided through the just ended Institutional Support for Private Public Partnerships (ISP-PPPs) project as well as prior technical assistance for reforms in developing the capital markets and assistance to Ministry of Development Planning (MDP) in monitoring and evaluation. Through the Institutional Support Project to Strengthen Macroeconomic Management (ISP-SMM), the Bank will, thus, play a major role in facilitating implementation of the project by focusing on the development of a policy, legal, regulatory and institutional framework for PPPs and the rollout of a Public Investment Program (PIP) as well as capacity building and project management support. The project consists of three components: (i) Strengthening capacity for policy analysis and economic management, (ii) Strengthening long-term financing through capital markets, Public Investment Management (PIM) and PPP capacity, and (iii) project management. It is scheduled for implementation over a 41-month period, from August 2022 to December 2025.

The development objective of ISP-SMM is to strengthen the capacity of Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in research and policy analysis underpinned by a well-managed public investment program. ISP-SMM will support Ethiopia's goal of developing a cadre of Government staff with strengthened capacity in research and policy analysis to support the implementation of the Ten-Year Development Plan (TYDP) and Homegrown Economic Reform (HGER). The expected outcomes of the project are: (i) Enhanced macroeconomic resilience using evidenced-based policy-making to support economic recovery and growth, (ii) Strong and well-regulated capital Market intermediating finance for the private sector, and (iii) Enhanced service delivery through well managed public investment projects.

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