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Ethiopia: Land of Contrasts, Nation in Transformation

By Nena Terrell

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Ethiopia is among the 10 poorest countries in the world but also among its fastest growing economies. These two facts combine to make it a compelling focus for U.S. development assistance. There is great need, tremendous potential and measurable progress. These confounding facts also make USAID’s portfolio of humanitarian and development programs in Ethiopia one of the largest and most complex in Africa.

Agriculture and rural development is the engine of Ethiopia’s growth and a healthy, educated population is the driver of the country’s transformation.

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