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Planned FTF Projects to be launched in 2012 May 3, 2012 2 nd Quarterly Feed the Future Partners Coordination Meeting.

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1 Planned FTF Projects to be launched in 2012 May 3, nd Quarterly Feed the Future Partners Coordination Meeting

2 Livestock Growth Program (AGP-LGP) Goal: to improve smallholder incomes and nutritional status through investments in selected livestock value chains Increase productivity & competitiveness of selected livestock value chains to the benefit of smallholders Improve Enabling Environment for Livestock Value Chains Improve quality and diversity of household diet through intake of livestock products Value chain Focus: Dairy, meat/live animals and Hides, Skins and Leather (HSL) Push/Pull: create market linkages through livestock value chains for pastoralists and PSNP households. Cross-cutting: Access for finance/credits, ICT, HIV/AIDS and gender 2 PIF AlignmentBudgetProject DurationImplementer/Status AGP $38-$40 million Under procurement

3 Pastoralists Resiliency Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) Goal: to increase household incomes and enhance resilience and adaptive capacity of pastoral communities to climate change through market linkages Improve productivity and competitiveness of livestock and livestock products Enhance pastoralists adaptation to climate change Create Alternative livelihoods for Households’ Transitioning Out of Pastoralism (TOPS) Enhance innovation, learning and knowledge management 3 PIF AlignmentBudgetProject DurationImplementer/Status HABP $40 – $50 million Under procurement

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5 Finance and Business Services (FaBS) Goal: to substantially improve private sector competitiveness in general, and of financial intermediation in particular, as key drivers of sustainable economic growth and reduced poverty in Ethiopia. IR.1. Broaden the financial sector to foster private sector development and competitiveness IR.2. Enhance capacity of private sector to effectively promote reforms & Improve business development services for small and medium enterprise IR.3. Promote increased trade development and market linkages, particularly under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. 5 PIF AlignmentBudgetProject DurationImplementer/Status N/A TBD Under procurement

6 Broadening the financial sector  Establish institutional framework for the identification, analysis and diffusion of financial instruments suited for agriculture and other underserved market segments  Increase the capacity of both private bank staff and non-bank actors to properly assess and determine risks associated with financial transactions  Promote the adoption of internationally recognized accounting standards  establish both regulatory framework and financial products suited for Islamic or sharia  promote conducive environment for long term capital/investment funds management in Ethiopia.

7 Addressing banking needs of Ethiopia’s Islamic Communities  Develop and expand use of credit enhancement tools to stimulate bank/non- banks actors to introduce/expand use of non-traditional credit/financing mechanisms (i.e. leasing, account receivable, pension funds and Insurance);  Increase client-oriented product development processes as well as risk management practices in the financial sector - including increased understanding/use of credit rating /information sharing systems and improved regulatory environment for capital market operations;  Adoption of international audit, reporting practices, including the use of twining arrangements to promote the transfer of best practices in commercial bank management;  development and deployment of both deposit and credit products that are sharia compliant; disaggregated by those communities with high Muslim populations, namely, Somalia, Afar and Oromia regions.  Development of a comprehensive technical assistance program aimed at maximizing the leveraging potential of the USAID/DCA program to stimulate lending/provision of credit to underserved communities, including agriculture SMEs, Islamic communities and other under-served sectors.

8 Improved BDS services and policy environment for private Sector competitiveness  Increase the capacity of the Chambers and trade associations to provide effective services;  Increase the capacity of Business Development Service providers to deliver cost-effective, efficient services, particularly along selected value chains;  Raise the capacity of the Chamber system to participate in GOE sponsored dialogues and service their membership; and  strengthen ability of BDS providers to better address credit/financial constraints of SMEs

9 Promote increased trade development and market linkages, particularly under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.  Promote economic growth and reduce poverty, by enabling Ethiopian firms to take advantage of the opportunities created by trade;  improve Ethiopia’s trade policies, remove trade barriers, build well- functioning trade facilitation and promotion institutions and improve regulatory policies that affect the way firms trade;  assist private sector stakeholders to maximize opportunities/play more active role in Ethiopia’s bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international trade agreements that can act as an anchor for critical national reforms that promote good economic governance at national, regional and international forums.

10 US Peace Corps Feed-The-Future Volunteers Goal: to increase the capacity of partner communities to help promote their food security Over two years 70 volunteers at cooperative unions, regional and local Ministry of Agriculture offices, and Ministry of Health clinics Areas of focus include: agroforestry, small scale gardening, maternal child nutrition and education 10 PIF AlignmentBudgetProject DurationImplementer/Status N/A US Peace Corps

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