Germany to sign Reform Partnership agreement with Ethiopia
German development minister Gerd Müller announced his intention to sign the 'Reform Partnership' later this year with Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister. The Reform Partnership commits Ethiopia to efforts towards good governance, democratization, the rule of law, and the fight against corruption. In return, Germany will support Ethiopia financially to develop private sector investment and to fight youth unemployment.
Until now, Germany’s development assistance to Ethiopia has focused on economic development, professional training, agriculture, food security, and the protection of wildlife and resources. In 2018 - 2019, Germany's bilateral overseas development assistance to Ethiopia totaled €216 million (US$244 million).