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US Launches $4m Project to Improve Institutions

April 13 , 2019

The US government launched a two-year, four-million-dollar project on April 10, 2019, to support and strengthen institutions in Ethiopia. Feteh, which will be funded by USAID, will provide technical support to the Attorney General’s Office and the Supreme Court’s efforts to expand their independent decision-making and oversight capacity. Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi, joined Bonnie Glick, deputy administrator of USAID, and Michael Raynor, US ambassador to Ethiopia, during the launch of the event in Addis Abeba. “Today, we are opening a new chapter in our partnership. The United States is committed to investing in the capacity of Ethiopia’s legal institutions to achieve their goals of ensuring free and fair elections, promoting human rights, citizen engagement and greater representation,” said USAID Deputy Administrator Glick. The US has invested four billion dollars in development and humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia over the past five years.


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