Financing the Child Centred Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ethiopia
Globally, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopt a systems approach that depends on comprehensive and integrated economic and social policies. Ethiopia achieved almost all its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the nation now faces the challenge of attaining the objectives aligned with the SDGs. Ethiopia has prepared a medium-term plan – the Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), covering the period from 2015 to 2020 – which forms an integral part of the country’s post-2015 development agenda. Compared to where it was at the beginning of the MDG challenge in 2000, the country is well positioned today to achieve even greater progress in its development objectives, drawing from good-practices and lessons learned during the implementation of the MDGs. Ethiopia’s ongoing process of fiscal decentralization provides an opportunity to identify linkages between policy spending and SDG indicator performance. This includes an analytic approach that captures intersectoral policy synergies, highlighting the role of systems to achieve the SDGs.