Map of Ethiopia Ethiopia

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:


Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:


Ethiopia is a country with high annual deforestation rate of around 0.93%. Recent estimates indicate that Ethiopia’s high-forest has declined from nearly 40% of land cover a century ago, to approximately 3.6%. To address this, Ethiopia has committed to developing REDD+. The government submitted a REDD+ Program Idea Note (R-PIN) in 2008 and a final REDD+ Preparation Proposal (R-PP) and Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) strategy in 2011 to spearhead national efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2025. A national REDD+ strategy is expected to be finalized during REDD+ Readiness implementation. In 2014, the subnational Ethiopian regional state of Oromia entered into an agreement with the BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) to undertake a multi-year, jurisdiction-wide REDD+ emissions reduction program. The ISFL is managed by the World Bank, and its work in Oromia is funded by Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Main donors, and levels of funding committed and disbursed to Ethiopia between 2009 and 2014:

Proportional total donor commitments and disbursements, 2009-2014


Donor commitments by country and continent, 2009-2014

  • Proportional total donor commitments and disbursements, 2009-2014

    Chart Description

    The chart shows the relative levels of funding donors have committed as well as the proportion disbursed to their recipients by the end of 2014. The percentage of committed funding that has been disbursed varies from 0% to 100%. The largest commitments were made by Norway and the BioCarbon Fund ISFL in late 2014, so disbursements by these two donors had been minimal by the end of 2014. Other donors, including Germany, Ireland, the Netherland, and the GEF-UNDP had disbursed all of their committed funding by the end of 2014.

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  • Donor commitments by country and continent, 2009-2014

    Chart Description

    The map gives a geographic distribution of the main countries and donors committing funds to Ethiopia, and cumulative support by donor country and continent. Multilaterals and other types of internationally-based donors are not attributed with a fixed geographical location (shown in purple).

    Five European donor governments had collectively contributed the majority of REDD+ finance by the end of 2014, with Norway, Germany, and the UK providing the largest commitments. Two multilateral REDD+ funds--the BioCarbon Fund ISFL and the FCPF--both managed by the World Bank, had together committed US$16.8 million, but had only disbursed US$4.5 as of the end of 2014.