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Ethiopia has experienced a rapid economic growth, averaging more than 10 percent in the last decade. The rapid economic growth since 2004 has helped to significantly reduce poverty from 38.7 percent in 2005 to 29.6 percent in 2011 and estimated to have further declined to 23.5 percent in 2015/16. Ethiopia is currently in the third year of implementation of the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP ll) (2015/16-2019/20).
The agriculture sector accounts for 36.7% of GDP and it contributed to 0.9 percent of the 8 percent GDP growth in2016/17, crop production being the major source. The agricultural sector which employs 73 percent of the workforce and generates over 70 percent of exports earnings will remain a critical sector for the economy, as well as, a major source of raw materials for agriculture-led industrialization process. More than 79 million of the 100 million population in Ethiopia rely on agriculture for their livelihood; making the sector still relevant and important in Ethiopia’s economy. Because of its importance to national food security, source of livelihood and poverty reduction, agriculture will continue to play a leading role in the Ethiopian economic transformation. Hence, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has, within the GTP, articulated a clear vision for the sector, placing it at the center of the country’s transformation agenda. Please refet to the ToR.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), therefore, hereby invites International Individual Consultant to submit a Proposal to develop Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Development Programme in Ethiopia. Detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) as well as other requirements are listed in the IC available on UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system” https://etendering.partneragencies.org UNDP/ETH10/Event ID: 0000002675.
Your offer, comprising of a Brief Technical Proposal and Financial offer, should be submitted in accordance with IC requirements, through UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system and by the deadline indicated in https://etendering.partneragencies.org
In the course of preparing and submitting your Proposal, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that it is submitted into the system by the deadline. The system will automatically block and not accept any bid after the deadline. In case of any discrepancies deadline indicated in the system shall prevail.
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You are kindly requested to indicate whether you intended to submit a Proposal by clicking on “Accept Invitation” button no later than 15 August 2018. If that is not the case, UNDP would appreciate your indicating the reason, for our records.
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