Livelihood Development Program

Livelihood Development Program

Although Ethiopia has achieved impressive economic growth in the past decade, the country remains one of the poorest in the world where more than 27% of the population lives below the international poverty line of 1.9 USD per day per capita. A very significant proportion of the population lives with shortage of the basic necessities such as food, medication, and water. Over 80% of the population lives in rural areas, where very backward form of subsistence agriculture is practiced. The country has a youthful population with 73% under the age of 29 years and with a very high youth unemployment rate.

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